Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London, which specialises in the arts, designs, humanities, and social sciences.

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Address: Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7919 7171


The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths set up its Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for the people of New Cross. The University of London acquired the new Institute and re-established it as Goldsmiths College in 1904. Since 1989, Goldsmiths has been a full College of the University with its own distinctive role as an independent university institution, at the same time committed to its membership of one of the world’s great academic federations.

Many of Gold’s academics are pioneers in their fields. They carry out world-leading research that informs their teaching. They write the books that are on reading lists across universities worldwide. Some other compelling reasons why Gold is the university of choice includes: Academic reputation, Challenging course content, Personal contact with leading academics, Small campus community, and many more.