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The College buildings – symbols of a Famous and Flourishing Society

Helen M. Dingwall

in A Famous and Flourishing Society

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780748615674
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653355 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0007
The College buildings – symbols of a Famous and Flourishing Society

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During its lifetime the College has occupied a number of rented and purpose-built premises. It was important to have a specific location for meetings, not least for the visual symbolism that this would convey, both to members of the College itself and to the community in general. This sort of symbolism is important nowadays, but in earlier times was even more so. This chapter assesses the various buildings inhabited by the College over the years, their symbolism, and their adaptation to changing circumstances.

Keywords: College of Surgeons; buildings; symbolism

Chapter.  7515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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