Goldsmiths, University of London

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Goldsmiths, University of London
founding 1891
Sponsorship state
place London , UK
Warden Pat Loughrey
Students 8,836
Employee 1,519
Goldsmiths, University of London (Greater London)
Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London
Greater London
The Goldsmith's Pimlott building

Coordinates: 51 ° 28 ′ 27.5 ″  N , 0 ° 2 ′ 7.4 ″  W The Goldsmiths, University of London is a college of fine artsbelongingto the University of London .


The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths founded the Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute as a private educational institution in 1891 . In 1901 the college was attached to the University of London as a college. Especially in the eighties, when the Goldsmiths was characterized by a very open teaching concept without fixed subject classes, it later gave rise to famous artists such as Tracey Emin , Brian Molko , Thomas Demand and Damien Hirst . Today it can still benefit from its reputation as one of the most important art academies in the world. The university is also very well known for other courses. The social sciences (cultural studies, sociology and anthropology) enjoy an excellent reputation. Many well-known professors such as Paul Gilroy (meanwhile moved to the London School of Economics and Political Science ), James Curran and Bev Skeggs teach at Goldsmiths.

Since 2013, Goldsmiths College, together with the New Statesman , has been awarding a £ 10,000 literary award for innovatively written British novels, the Goldsmiths Prize .

See also

Well-known alumni


Web links

Commons : Goldsmiths College  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b "About Goldsmiths" online at the official website, accessed January 2, 2010.