No Ordinary Space: UCL Grant Museum (book)

Tiger skeleton from No Ordinary Space (History of UCL Grant Museum of Zoology (ISBN 9781906267896) | Professor Joe Cain
Tiger skeleton from No Ordinary Space (History of UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.

Joe Cain (2011) No Ordinary Space: Historical Notes on the Grant Museum of Zoology’s new home at University College London | ISBN 978-1-906267-89-6 (open access)Book on UCL Grant Museum of Zoology

UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology moved to The Thomas Lewis Room in UCL’s Rockefeller Building in 2011. This book answers popular historical questions about the room, the building, and the wider university and medical school environment. 

The aim is to investigate basic historical questions visitors have had about the space, some of the architectural details, and the building’s history. This book contributes to the history of science and medicine at University College London (UCL) and University College Hospital (UCH).

An appendix identifies the “twelve apostles” of the old Medical School Library, once honoured by sculptures displayed along the room’s balcony. Who were they? Why were they honoured so? This is available as a separate fact sheet (pdf).

Open access or Purchase in print

Cain, Joe. 2011. No Ordinary Space: Historical Notes on the Grant Museum of Zoology’s new home at University College London(London: UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL. STS Occassional Papers no. 1).  viii+44 pages, 53 illustrations. ISBN 978-1-906267-89-6 (paperback) (download pdf|purchase book).

Twelve apostles

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