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Brunei Gallery, London

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SOAS, University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the University of London. Founded in 1916, SOAS has produced several heads of state, government ministers, ambassadors, Supreme Court judges, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and many other leaders.
Located in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London, SOAS is regarded as the leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is ranked amongst the top universities in Britain. It specialises in the humanities, languages and social sciences of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and offers around 350 undergraduate bachelor's degree combinations, and over 100 one-year master's degrees. MPhil and PhD research degrees are also available in every academic department.
OriginsThe School of Oriental Studies was founded in 1916 at 2 Finsbury Circus, London, the then premises of the London Institution. The school received its royal charter on 5 June 1916 and admitted its first students on 18 January 1917. The school was formally inaugurated a month later on 23 February 1917 by King George V. Among those in attendance were Earl Curzon of Kedleston, formerly Viceroy of India, and other cabinet officials.
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  • The Brunei Gallery is part of the School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London, but don't let that put you off; it just gives you an idea of what to expect. Current show is of te...  more »
  • We enjoyed listening to the music - on vinyl and via headphones. We sawy some of the permanent exhibition - it looks worth going back to. We ran out of time for the roof garden. Next time!  more »
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  • Much more insight exhibitions about Middle East, Asia, Africa and their own cultures ! Interesting gallery and also a nice little Japanese rooftop garden.
  • Would be 4* if the roof top dinky Japanese Garden had been a building site! 2 roomed free entry exhibition area showing lovely Japanese lacquer work at the mo'. Worth a ,15 min pipin and peruse.
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