Goldsmiths College is internationally renowned for its creative and innovative approach to teaching and research. This is reflected in the vibrant and lively feel to the College, with art work, sculptures and success stories taking pride of place on the bright and colourful walls of the buildings.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths set up its Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for the people of New Cross. The University of London acquired the new Institute and re-established it as Goldsmiths College in 1904.
Since 1989, Goldsmiths has been a full College of the University with its own distinctive role as an independent university institution, at the same time committed to its membership of one of the world’s great academic federations.
Loafers Cafe is open on campus throughout the day, and serves Costa Coffee and a range of hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, cakes and other snacks.
Goldsmiths boasts of many different, and unique buildings, ranging from the Richard Hoggart Building, originally opened in 1891, to the New Academic Building, opened in 2010. Goldsmiths also has a large back field located in the centre of the main campus, which is a fantastic area for recreation; be that picnics or sports.
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