Articles in the category living and working

26 Brunswick Square, London

26 Brunswick Square was novelist E. M. Forster‘s London base from 1930 to 1939, after which he rented 9 Arlington Park Mansions in Chiswick until at least 1961.

Kings College, Cambridge

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Rooks Nest, Stevenage

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36 Camelford Street, Brighton

George Jacob Holyoake, secularist social reformer, lived here from 1881 to his death in 1906.

17 Gillingham Street, London

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Hollymeade, Wilmslow

Alan Turing, pioneer of computer science, lived and died here. On 8 June 1954, Turing’s cleaner found him dead; he had died the previous day. A post-mortem examination established that the cause of death was cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined that he had committed suicide, and he was cremated at Woking crematorium on 12 June […]

Max Gate, Dorchester

Max Gate is the former home of Thomas Hardy in Dorchester, Dorset. Hardy designed and lived in Max Gate from 1885 until his death in 1928. It was here that he wrote Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure and The Mayor of Casterbridge, as well as much of his poetry. The house contains several […]

Gower Street, London

Gower Street is a street in Bloomsbury, Central London on which can be found several sites of humanist heritage. In the middle is University College London, founded in 1826 on secular, inclusive  principles. At 110 Gower Street (previously 12 Upper Gower Street) Charles Darwin lived and worked 1838-1841. At 1 Gower Street are the current offices of the […]

2 Chester Square, London

Matthew Arnold, poet and critic lived here. Visiting This building is not open to the public

16 Bracknell Gardens, London

Leonard, Julian and Aldous Huxley, men of science and letters, lived here at 16 Bracknell Gardens, Hampstead, NW3. Visiting This is a private building and not open to the public.