Sick City Project

'Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be'

What next?

After nearly three extraordinary years my Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowship is finally coming to an end. Sad as I am to be leaving this remarkable programme, it’s a great pleasure to be joining the … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Anatomy of the City 14 – The Royal Naval Hospital and the Dreadnought Hospital

Christopher Wren’s Royal Naval Hospital is the centrepiece of maritime Greenwich, but – like many of London’s grand historic buildings – it finds its roots in royal one-upmanship. When Charles … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the City 13 – Anarchists & spies in Greenwich

‘A screaming comes across the sky’ – the first line of Thomas Pynchon’s celebrated novel Gravity’s Rainbow. Pynchon’s story begins at the foot of Observatory Hill in Greenwich at the … Continue reading

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Anatomy of the City 12 – Deptford Creek

These days it may not be much to look at, but this stretch of riverside is one of the most important places in English history. The ancient village of Deptford … Continue reading

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