King’s College London
LASP- London summer school
King’s College is the latest addition to the portfolio of centres run by Bucksmore during the summer. King’s College is a prestigious university in the heart of London. It is consistently ranked among the top Universities in both the UK and the world. Bucksmore will be using the Strand Campus, a ten minute walk from Trafalgar Square, the centre of London.
The London Advanced Studies Program (LASP) is located at King’s College London, which was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington. The University’s professors and previous alumni play a major part in nineteenth-century science and in educating women and working men through evening University classes. Such famous King’s people include Florence Nightingale, founder of the world’s first school of nursing, John Keats, a romantic poet and Desmond Tutu, a former Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace laureate studied at King’s College completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1960. Desmond tutu then went on to be a fellow of King’s College in 1978.The central location of this fantastic University provides perfect location to host LASP, our London summer school.
King’s College holds some of the most extensive archives. From Military and defence studies to the history of medicine, nursing and science, King’s College students have access to some of the oldest, most precious archives. Frequent free exhibitions are held at the Maughan Library at the University and the Strand campus for current University students and staff and the general public. Students study in the Strand Campus and have their accommodation only a short walk at Moonraker Point. Recently refurbished, Moonraker Point provides modern en-suite rooms for our LASP students.
London is the United Kingdom’s capital and is located in the South of England. With the Thames river running through the centre of this magnificent city, London has been an important settlement dating back to the Romans. London is one of the world’s leading financial centres with also strong entertainment, fashion, transport, tourism, education and arts industries providing LASP students with the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the British culture.
More information about King’s College London can be found on their website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/index.aspx.