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
- award-winning architect Ted Cullinan and academics Dr Barnabas Calder and Suzanne Waters talk about the life, work and personal papers of modernist architect Denys Lasdun
- view ‘Anatomy of a building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians’, an exhibition held at the RCP in 2014–15
- read about the design process of the Regent’s Park building
- a discussion of London’s top five Brutalist buildings for Open House 2012
- recollections of Lasdun and RCP President Lord Platt
- nine reasons why the RCP building is so special.
You can also explore the archive of Lasdun’s work at the Royal Institute of British Architects or listen to an interview with Lasdun discussing the RCP and his other buildings from the British Library.
Explore our historic homes
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.
Gail Chapman, public programmes officer