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Encyclopedia > Goldsmiths College
Goldsmiths' College
University of London
Goldsmiths' Crest
Established 1891
Warden Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Location London, United Kingdom
Students 7,434 total (2,609 postgraduate)
Homepage http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/

Goldsmiths College (founded in 1891 by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute) has been a part of the federal University of London since 1904, when it took its current name. Image File history File links Logo_gsc. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administrative offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges and institutes which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... 1904 (MCMIV) is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The college is situated in New Cross, a highly populated area of south-east London. The college's main building was originally created in 1843 by the architect John Shaw Jr (1803-1870). At Shaw's time the building was the Royal Naval School however this was later sold to the Goldsmiths company. In addition to this the college also occupies many more modern buildings, including an Arts building recently designed by Will Alsop. New Cross is a district on the north tip of the London Borough of Lewisham. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Categories: Stub | Jewellery | Smiths ... Will Alsop (born 1947) is an English architect based in London, responsible for several distinctive and controversial modernist buildings — most in the United Kingdom. ...


Goldsmiths specialises in courses and research relating to creativity and culture, and has a reputation for producing visual artists, particularly those collectively known as YBA. This reputation was largely established by the influence of Michael Craig-Martin, Jon Thompson and Nick De Ville as teaching staff. Professor Geoffrey Crossick was appointed Warden of the college in 2005 following the death of Ben Pimlott, who had become Warden in 1998. Alumni are members of the Goldsmiths Society. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Culture The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Art (or the creative arts) commonly refers to the act and process of making material works (or artworks) which, from concept to creation, hold a fidelity to the creative impulse. ... Young British Artists or YBAs is the name given to a group of conceptual artists, painters, sculptors and installation artists based in the United Kingdom, most (though not all) of whom attended Goldsmiths College in London. ... Michael Craig-Martin is an artist, born in Dublin, 1941, who has lived and worked in Britain since the late 1960s. ... Jon Thompson (Born 1936) is an artist, curator and academic known for his involvement in the development of the so called YBA artist generation. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Professor Ben Pimlott (4 July 1945 - April 10, 2004) was a leading historian of the post-war period in Britain. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ...


Notable alumni

An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... Bernd Behr (born 1976) is a London-based, German-born artist. ... Jack Brymer (27 January 1915 - 15 September 2003), born in South Shields, was a British clarinetist. ... John Cale (born March 9, 1942) is a Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Julian Clary (25 May 1959) is British comedian known for his camp style. ... Albarn singing in the video for Beetlebum Damon Albarn, born March 23, 1968 in Leytonstone, London, is a British vocalist and keyboardist who initially gained fame as the lead singer of rock band Blur. ... Blur is the name of a British rock band. ... Graham Coxon singing in the video to Blurs Tender Graham Coxon (born Graham Leslie Coxon on 12 March 1969, in Rinteln, West Germany) is best known as the former guitarist in the British band Blur. ... Alex James, 2003 James was part of The Idlers University Challenge team in 2005 Steven Alexander James (born on 21 November 1968 in Bournemouth, England), popularly known as Alex James, is the bass player in the band Blur, and one of the members of Fat Les. ... Ian Davenport (born 1966) is an English painter. ... Grenville Davey (born 1961) is an English sculptor. ... Anya Gallaccio (born 1963) is a British artist. ... Niven Govinden (born 1973) is a British novelist. ... Damien Hirst (born 7th June 1965 in Bristol) is a British artist and probably the most famous of the group that has been dubbed Young British Artists (or YBAs). ... Gary Hume (born 1962) is a British artist. ... Linton Kwesi Johnson Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ) (born 24 August 1952) is a British-based Dub poet. ... The Right Honourable Tessa Jane Helena Douglas Jowell (born September 17, 1947) is a British politician who is Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. ... Michael Landy (born 1963) is a British artist, one of the so-called Young British Artists (YBAs). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sarah Lucas (born 1962) is an artist who came to prominence as one of the Young British Artists or yBAs. ... Kerry McCarthy (born 26 March 1965) is a British politician who was elected Labour Member of Parliament for Bristol East in the 2005 general election. ... Mark McGowan is a UK-based artist currently working at the Camberwell College of Art, who has entered the news a number of times for his unconventional approach to public protest and demonstration. ... Malcolm McLaren (born January 22, 1946) is an impresario and self-publicist who was the manager of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. ... Sex Pistols were, despite their short existence, one of the most influential English punk bands. ... Steve McQueen (born 1969) is an English artist. ... Gladys Mitchell (April 19, 1901 – July 27, 1983) was an English author best known for her creation of Mrs. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Brian Molko Brian Molko (born December 10, 1972 in Brussels) is a vocalist, bassist and guitarist with the band Placebo. ... Placebo is a rock band founded in 1994. ... Cathy de Monchaux (born 1960) is a British sculptor. ... Simon Patterson (b. ... Richard Patterson, Blue Minotaur 1996, Copyright the artist, Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery, London // Biography 1963 Born in Leatherhead, Surrey, England 1982-83 Watford College of Art and Design Foundation Course 1983-86 Goldsmiths College B.A. Hons (Fine Art) Solo Exhibitions Forthcoming Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, (2005) 2002 James Cohan... Mary Quant (born February 11, 1934) is an English fashion designer, one of the many designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants. ... Merlyn Rees, later Baron Merlyn-Rees of Cilfynydd, PC (18 December 1920 - 5 January 2006) was a British Labour party Member of Parliament from 1963 until 1992. ... ... Sam Taylor-Wood (born London 1967) is a contemporary artist working mostly in video and photography. ... Mark Wallinger (born 1959) is a British artist, best known for his sculpture for the empty fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, Ecce Homo (1999). ... Gillian Wearing (born 1963) is an English artist. ... Catherine Yass (born 1963) is an English artist. ...

External link

  • Goldsmiths College website
  • More information about John Shaw


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Birkbeck | Goldsmiths | Heythrop | Imperial | Institute of Cancer Research | Institute of Education | King's | London Business School | LSE | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine | Queen Mary | Royal Academy of Music | Royal Holloway | Royal Veterinary College | St George's | SOAS | School of Pharmacy | UCL Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administrative offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges and institutes which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... Image File history File links University of London Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The façade of the main building of Birkbeck, University of London (formerly Birkbeck College). ... Heythrop College is a college of the University of London situated in Kensington Square, Kensington, London. ... Imperial College is one of the colleges of the University of London (although negotiations with regard to its withdrawal from the University have begun) and primarily focuses on science, engineering and medicine, complemented by a business school. ... The Institute of Cancer Research is a college within the University of London. ... The Institute of Education (IoE) is a postgraduate college and part of the University of London. ... Kings College London in London is the largest and second longest member college in the federal University of London, with 21,300 registered students (2003-04). ... London Business School, in London (UK), established in 1965, is an international business school providing postgraduate degrees in management, including MBA (Master of Business Administration) courses, as well as non-degree courses for business executives. ... The London School of Economics and Political Science, often referred to as the London School of Economics or simply the LSE, is a specialist university in London and is regarded as the worlds most prestigious social science institution. ... Categories: Stub | University of London | Schools of Medicine | Health in London ... Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) (until recently Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and still called that in its charter and occasionally still abbreviated to QMW) is the fourth largest College of the University of London. ... The Royal Academy of Music is a music school in London, England and one of the leading music institutions in the world. ... Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL) is one of the seven larger colleges of the University of London. ... The Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. ... St Georges, University of London Medical School (SGULMS) is, as its name indicates, a medical college of the University of London. ... // School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Motto Knowledge is Power Crest Patron HM The Queen President Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Director & Principal Prof. ... School of Pharmacy The School of Pharmacy is a constituent college of the University of London. ... University College London, commonly known as UCL, is one of the colleges that make up the University of London. ...

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University of London Institute in Paris | Courtauld Institute of Art | School of Advanced Study | University Marine Biological Station, Millport The University of London Institute in Paris (often abbreviated ULIP) is a remote college of the University of London located in Paris. ... The Courtauld Institute of Art is a listed organisation of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art. ... The School of Advanced Study is a listed organisation of the University of London. ...


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Goldsmiths College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
Goldsmiths College (founded in 1891 by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths as Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute) has been a part of the federal University of London since 1904, when it took its current name.
The college is situated in New Cross, a highly populated area of south-east London.
Goldsmiths specialises in courses and research relating to creativity and culture, and has a reputation for producing visual artists, particularly those collectively known as YBA.
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