BARTS stories

Many lives of the Great Hall

A home to the stresses of examinations, the excesses of lavish banquets and a barracks in the General Strike…

Staff reflect on the names of benefactors that fill the walls
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The archive images used in the film are shown below.

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/124

Great Hall looking west.

c.1902-8

TPG International via Pinterest

Great Hall in 1970 with portraits displayed on wheeled panels.

1970

© Matthew Andrews

Staff exploring the Great Hall in its role as part of the wellbeing hub.

2021

Wellcome Library ref. 28887i

Great Hall laid out with a variety of tables and chairs.

1908

Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

An historical sketch of the priory and royal hospital of St. Bartholomew.

1844

William Alfred Delamotte
Mary Evans Picture Library

Visit of the Prince of Wales, 1868

1868

Illustrated London News
Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHMS/P/10

Students in the Great Hall sitting MB Examination.

15th February 1949 

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/987

DINNER – The Grand Council of the International Council of Nurses

13th July 1937

Barts Health NHS Trust Archives ref. SBHX8/558

The Great Hall as Bart’s Specials sleeping quarters. General Strike 1926.

1926

© Matthew Andrews

Staff take time out to experience the Great Hall.

2021

Photographer: Matthew Andrews
© Matthew Andrews

Staff take time out to experience the Great Hall.

2021

Photographer: Matthew Andrews
© Matthew Andrews

Staff take time out to experience the Great Hall.

2021

Photographer: Matthew Andrews

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