Articles in the category Places of interest

Burlington House, London

At the rear of Burlington House in Picadilly, London are a number of statues of great scientists and philosophers including humanists Jeremy Bentham (over the door, by John Durham), Adam Smith (ground floor west side, by William Theed) and David Hume (above, western balustrade, by Matthew Noble). Burlington House was originally a private mansion in the Palladian […]

Bull House, Lewes

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Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery contains a reconstruction of novelist George Eliot‘s London drawing room of 1870 and many of her personal items as well as local history exhibitions. The museum holds collections related to the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? […]

The British Museum, London

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Gallery 22 Its gallery number 22 contains busts of a number of ancient Greek thinkers and writers who are part of the humanist tradition. Socrates (469-399 BCE), whose freethinking scepticism brought him into conflict with authoritarian political forces of the day and […]

Kensal Green Cemetery, London

Henry Hethrington and Robert Owen are buried here. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.

Queen’s Square Place, London

Philosopher Jeremy Bentham lived for forty years in a house on the site now occupied by the Ministry of Justice (102 Petty France). The house, in what came to be called Queen’s Square Place, was bequeathed to Bentham by his father Jeremiah on his death in 1792. Jeremiah had first rented the house in May […]

Natural History Museum, London

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Manchester Museum

As well as having some of the specimens Darwin collected, The Manchester Museum was opened by The University of Manchester (formerly Owens College), following advice from the scientist T.H. Huxley. The Museum building was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed the Natural History Museum in London) and reflects Charles Darwin‘s evolutionary principles. Sorry, the […]

Imperial College, London

Imperial College, London features a bust of T.H. Huxley. Sorry, this article hasn’t been written yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.

2 Warrington Crescent, London

This was the birthplace and childhood home of Alan Turing, pioneer of computer science. On 23 June 1998, on what would have been Turing’s 86th birthday, Andrew Hodges, his biographer, unveiled an official English Heritage Blue Plaque here. Visiting 2 Warrington Crescent is now the Colonnade Hotel.