Albert Memorial

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Prince Albert (1819—1861) prince consort, consort of Queen Victoria

Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811—1878) architect


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Onslow, Richard William Alan (1876 - 1945), Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker House of Lords, 1931–44; President, Society for Empire Fauna Protection; Colonel in Army (Retired); President, General Lying In Hospital; Central National Service Committee, 1939; President, Council of Albert Hall, 1934–43; Trustee, Beit Memorial Fellowships, since 1928

CARLESS, Albert (1863 - 1936), late Hon. Medical Director Barnardo Homes; formerly Colonel, AMS; and Consulting Surgeon, Eastern Command; Emeritus Professor of Surgery in King’s College, London; and Consulting Surgeon to King’s College Hospital; Fellow, King’s College, London; Hon. Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Consulting Surgeon to St John’s Hospital, Twickenham; to the Memorial Hospital, Mildmay Park, N; and to Cottage Hospital, Crieff

HOPKINS, Frederick Gowland (1861 - 1947), Professor of Bio-chemistry, University of Cambridge, 1914, Sir William Dunn Professor, 1921–43; Fellow and late Prælector in Biochemistry, Trinity College; Hon. Fellow of Emmanuel College; an original Member of the MRC, retired 1930; Member of Agricultural Research Council; Chairman Animal Diseases Committee Economic Advisory Council; Member of several European Academies and learned societies; Vice-President, Chemical Society, 1921; Baly Medal, RCP, 1915; Croonian Lecturer, Royal Society, 1915; Dunham Lecturer, Harvard; Royal Medal, 1918; Copley Medal, 1926; Albert Medal, 1934; Harben Medal, 1937; (jtly) Nobel Prize for Medicine, 1929; Huxley Memorial Lecturer, 1920; Herter Lecturer New York and Baltimore, 1921; Cameron Prizeman University Edinburgh, 1922; late one of the Official Analysts to the Home Office; President, Royal Society, 1930–35; President, British Association, 1933; President, Cambridge Phil. Society, 1936–39


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When Prince Albert died in 1861 a competition was held for a national monument, which Sir G. G. Scott, inevitably, won. It stands in Hyde Park, just across Kensington Gore from the Albert Hall. The latter is cheap and rather boring, designed by an army engineer. The memorial makes up for that—tall, Gothic, spiky, colourful, and crammed with decorations and sculptures celebrating the achievements of the high Victorian age.

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