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A Famous and Flourishing SocietyThe History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005$
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Helen Dingwall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748615674

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.001.0001

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The College buildings – symbols of a Famous and Flourishing Society

The College buildings – symbols of a Famous and Flourishing Society

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(p.267) 7 The College buildings – symbols of a Famous and Flourishing Society
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A Famous and Flourishing Society
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Helen M. Dingwall

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0007

During its lifetime the College has occupied a number of rented and purpose-built premises. It was important to have a specific location for meetings, not least for the visual symbolism that this would convey, both to members of the College itself and to the community in general. This sort of symbolism is important nowadays, but in earlier times was even more so. This chapter assesses the various buildings inhabited by the College over the years, their symbolism, and their adaptation to changing circumstances.

Keywords:   College of Surgeons, buildings, symbolism

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