Articles in the category South East

Bull House, Lewes

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Thomas Paine’s Cottage, Sandwich

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36 Camelford Street, Brighton

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

Thomas Paine Statue, Lewes

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Brookwood Cemetery, Woking

Brookwood Cemetery, the largest in the UK, is the resting place of secularist politician Charles Bradlaugh. Bradlaugh died in 1891 as the House of Commons expunged the resolutions forbidding him to take his seat. He was buried at Brookwood in the presence of thousands of his admirers. He is buried in a family grave in plot 108. The […]

St George’s Hill, Weybridge

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Down House, Downe

Home of Charles Darwin. On 17 September 1842 Darwin closed the door of Macaw Cottage, 12 Upper Gower Street, in London, and boarded his horse-drawn carriage for the two-hour journey to his new home, in the village of Down in Kent (now Downe in the Greater London Borough of Bromley). Down House was originally a farmhouse, […]

Red House, Bexleyheath

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Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the oldest  colleges of the University of Oxford. Alumni include a large number of famous historical humanists: Adam Smith – philosopher and economist Sir Bernard Williams – philosopher Olaf Stapledon – novelist and philosopher Algernon Charles Swinburne – poet Matthew Arnold – poet Sir Julian Huxley – first president […]