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Bloomsbury and the Bloomsbury Project


What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents



Kasia Boddy, ‘Bloomsbury in Bloom’ (opens in new window)

Hugh Clout, ‘The Origins of the Teaching of Geography at University College London: Alexander Maconochie (1787–1860), Professor of Geography and Pioneering Prison Reformer’ (opens in new window)

Elizabeth Crawford, ‘A Woman Professional in Bloomsbury: Fanny Wilkinson, Landscape Gardener’ (opens in new window)

Manfred Henke, ‘The Catholic Apostolic Church and its Gordon Square Cathedral: Bloomsbury, the ‘Irvingites’ and the Catholic Apostolic Church’ (opens in new window)

Matt Ingleby and Deborah Colville, ‘Bloomsbury in Nineteenth-Century Fiction’ (opens in new window)

Richard Lines, ‘The Swedenborg Society: A Very Short History’ (opens in new window)

Tom Quick, ‘Political Economy and Disciplinary Formation at the
University of London c. 1828’
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Alison Shell, ‘The Story of the Amulet’ (opens in new window)

This page last modified 14 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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