The barbarous treatment of slaves was for the benefit of local gentry

The barbarous and cruel treatment of slaves, described by Mary Prince from her own experience, greatly helped the campaign for abolition. Mary Prince. Illustration by Clifford Harper. She was working as a charwoman at 4 Keppel Street (opposite Store Street) in 1829 after fleeing her slave owner John Wood (1783-1836) of Leigh Street, Bloomsbury. Wood …

Old age and immunology open day at UCL

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In July University College London (UCL) will host an open day where local residents will have the chance to hear about the latest research on aging. A number of scientists at UCL are investigating how our immune system alters with old age, with the aim of preventing or reducing illness in the older population. Residents are invited to see posters and …

UCL plans expansion of Charlotte Street halls of residence

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University College London (UCL) has submitted plans for the redevelopment and refurbishment of a hall of residence on Charlotte Street to increase the number of students accommodated. The hall known as Astor College currently has rooms for 235 students and the proposals would increase the capacity to 295. The plans, which were published by Camden Council in early …