LFA Digital: Architecture, Power and the RCP

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has gone digital this June.  Each year the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) takes part in the festival and this year we have put together a brand-new curator video.

This year’s LFA theme is ‘Power’, in particular how architecture has been used to demonstrate the power and influence of the building’s inhabitants.

Join senior curator, Lowri Jones, in the video below as she explores how this year’s theme relates to the extraordinary buildings that have housed the RCP over its 500 year history.

Find out more about our current home

Explore the modernist masterpiece of the RCP’s current home at 11 St Andrews Place with our online resources:

  • listen to an interview with modernist architect Denys Lasdun about his work for the RCP
  • hear from Lord Robert Platt, the president of the RCP who oversaw the move to 11 St Andrews Place discuss our current home
Concept drawing of the design of RCP the Spine in Liverpool.

Discover our future plans

The Royal College of Physicians will open a new purpose-built office in Liverpool in 2021 - The RCP at The Spine in partnership with Liverpool Council. Find out more:

Use our images

All the images featured on the links to our website, and hundreds more, can be licensed for use in your project. Apart from our fantastic architecture we have photographs, paintings, prints, sculpture and more covering topics including the history of medicine, astrology, natural history and mathematics.

We welcome all enquiries and are happy to assist in finding the right image for your project.

Visit our webpage for details on how to order.


Gail Chapman, public programmes officer

11 St Andrews Place stands on the south east corner of Regents Park. When not in lockdown, the building if open to drop in visitors and guided tours are available.

Gail Chapman ,
Public Programmes Officer

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