Knowledge Quarter could help attract more cultural, scientific and academic events to London

The Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury, was launched last week (4 December) by Chancellor George Osborne.

Knowledge Quarter: focus on science, culture and academia
Knowledge Quarter: focus on science, culture and academia

The members, which range from the British Museum and the University of the Arts London to the Digital Catapult, Wellcome Trust, The Guardian and the Aga Khan University, will work together to share their information, ideas, research and innovation. The aim of the Knowledge Quarter is to make the outstanding facilities, collections and expertise of its members understood, available and used as widely as possible for the benefit of researchers, creative people, students and the local community.

As well as established organisations, the Knowledge Quarter includes The Francis Crick Institute, now under construction, which will be a leading global centre for medical research, and Google, which is to build its new UK headquarters in King’s Cross.

The Royal College of Physicians believes that the Knowledge Quarter will increase the number of events business opportunities at the venue.

Clive Ostler, general manager at the RCP, said: "The launch of the Knowledge Quarter marks a significant development for London, further positioning the capital as the go-to destination for medical learning and excellence.

"We are confident that this new development will naturally attract the interest of medical specialists around the globe and as a result stimulate interest in holding conferences and events at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter. As a leading medical events venue, we are excited about the opportunities this brings to our conference and events arm."


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