From Finsbury Circus to Senate House
SOAS, University of London was founded as the School of Oriental Studies in 1917 and was based at Finsbury Circus. In 1938 it officially became the School of Oriental and African Studies and was based in Vandon House, St James’ Park. The School then moved temporarily to Cambridge during the Second World War.
With next year’s opening of Senate House North Block due to usher in a new era, images of the School’s journey over the past century can be seen below.
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