The Company of Surgeons moved from Surgeons Hall in Old Bailey to a site at 41 Lincolns Inn Fields in 1797. Construction of the first College building, to a design by George Dance the Younger, and James Lewis, took from 1805 to 1813. In 1833 Sir Charles Barry won the public competition to design a replacement. The library and portico of this building are all that remain today after a German incendiary bomb hit the College in 1941.
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Mary Evans / Peter & Dawn Cope Collection
Barry Sheene, Shen Dervis and Suzanne Danielle - Covent Garden, London
Motorcycle ace Barry Sheene has an apple spilt on his head by Shen Dervis, chief instructor of the Shen Chido Club, in Covent Garden, London, while Suzanne Danielle is on the lap of Barry. The get-together was to mark to the second series of Yorkshire TV's programme o bizarre happenings "Just Amazing".
Radio - Desert Island Discs 40th Anniversary - London
Desert Island Discs presenter, Roy Plomley (centre, holding a phonograph), with some the guests that have appeared on his programme during a reception to mark the 40th anniversary of the Radio 4 show at Broadcasting House in London. His guests included (foreground l-r) Michael Parkinson, Acker Bilk, the Beverley Sisters and Barry Norman.
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