Imperial College

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The Queen's Tower of Imperial College (originally part of the Imperial Institute)
Imperial College London is a university based in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1907, by amalgamating a number of separate institutions. It was part of London University until 1907, when it became fully independent.[1] It claims to be "the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business." Its main building occupies the site of the Imperial Institute. Its medical faculty is partly based at Charing Cross Hospital.

In 2024 a report by the Committee for Academic Freedom (CAF), a group of academics worried about the erosion of free speech on campus, found that under definitions of transphobia in nine university policies, academics who believe that transgender women are not women are considered transphobic. Imperial College was one of the 9 universities [2].

Notable people

David Harvey was Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine at Imperial.

LGBT Society

Imperial College Union LGBT was a member of the LGBT Consortium at one time.[3]


  2. (accessed 16 January 2024
  3. Entry on the Consortium Directory as at 12 July 2011, archived on the Internet Archive.