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Fifty years of the Windeyer

17 May 2011

UCL Division of Infection and Immunity have held a celebration of the scientific achievements in the Windeyer building before it is demolished.


Built in 1959, the Windeyer was the hub of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School until its merger with UCL in 1987. In recent years it has housed UCL's Division of Infection & Immunity and the UCL Hospital NHS Trust Laboratories for Microbiology, Virology and Immunology.

Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost, said: "It is not the most beautiful building in our estate, but it has been the home to some outstanding science and scientists over its fifty year life. In its place will rise the new Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, a building designed by Iain Ritchie Associates."

"In addition to providing world-class neuroscience laboratories, it will add significantly to the aesthetic quality of the area. It is a visionary project, generously funded by the Sainsbury family's Gatsby Trust under Lord David Sainsbury, and the Wellcome Trust."

The event was chaired by Mary Collins, Dean of UCL Life Sciences.