Out of house visit to Brompton Cemetery

Date

Monday 12 June 2017

Half Day

Venue Brompton Cemetery
Brompton Cemetery
Fulham Rd
Kensington
London
SW10 9UG
Organised by

History of Medicine Society

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about this event

Register today to visit the graves of notable doctors who are buried at the Brompton Cemetery.

Lunch will be available following the tour at a local establishment, where delegates will be required to pay for their own food as no prepayment will be taken for this. If you would like to join us for lunch, please advise during registration by also selecting 'optional meal'.

About Brompton Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery opened in 1840 and covers 39.5 acres. It is listed Grade I in the Heritage England's Register of Parks and Gardens and all the cemetery buildings and one monument are listed Grade II*. Benjamin Baud, the cemetery’s architect, created an immense open-air cathedral with a central ‘nave’ running to a ‘high altar’ symbolised by the domed Anglican Chapel. The most prominent features are the Colonnades flanking Central Avenue and the Great Circle, a diminutive version of the piazza at St Peter’s in Rome. Uniquely in 1852 Brompton cemetery was nationalised and for the last 60 years has been in the care of the Royal Parks. The tour will include the graves of Emmeline Pankhurst, Sir William Crookes, John Snow, Charles Stent and Sir Thomas Spencer Wells.

agenda

10.50 am

Meet at North Gate

11.00 am

Brompton Cemetery tour

Mr Robert Stephenson, Guide, Friends of Brompton Cemetery

12.00 pm

Lunch at Atlas Pub (optional)

Lunch is not included in the registration fee

1.30 pm

Finish

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  • Online registration will close on Monday 5 June 2017
  • This visit is limited to a party of 20, first come first serve
  • RSM member rates from £10
  • Non member rates from £15
  • You must pre-register in order to attend the event
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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Alison ChanTel: 02072903937 Email: history@rsm.ac.uk arrow