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Royal College of Physicians celebrates 50 years in its iconic building by Lasdun

Royal College of Physiciansiconic building by Lasdun
In 2014 The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Grade 1 listed, award-winning building, designed by Denys Lasdun and overlooking Regents Park in London. 

Coinciding with the centenary of Lasdun’s birth, the RCP will commemorate the anniversary with a programme of events and activities across the year, including:
• An exhibition - The anatomy of a building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians - from 8 September 2014 to 13 February 2015
• An official anniversary event on 5 November, exactly 50 years after Her Majesty the Queen opened the building, including architectural lectures from leading speakers
• Publication of a new book featuring especially commissioned photography of our remarkable building
• The annual launch reception for Open House on 8 September 2014
• 50th anniversary tours and lectures on 21 September as part of Open House, London weekend
• Guided architectural walks and curator tours throughout 2014
• New memorabilia and hospitality packages featuring tours of the building  

Conferences and events at the RCP will be enhanced in this celebration year with a number of new delegate enrichment packages to be unveiled in the coming months.

Sales and Marketing Manager at the RCP Natacha Allen comments: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 50 years in our stunning building. We are looking forward to a celebratory year and welcoming clients to the venue with a series of special initiatives to mark the occasion.”  

Clive Ostler, General Manager, Marketing and Facilities at the RCP adds: “We’re delighted that we have been able to maintain and preserve Sir Denys Lasdun’s architectural masterpiece, whilst at the same time using the flexibility he gave us to update our facilities and create a conference and meeting venue suitable for the present day.  Sir Denys famously said ‘our job is to give the client on time and on cost, not what he wants but what he never dreamed he wanted and, when he gets it, he recognises it as something he wanted all the time.’ At RCP Meetings and Events, that’s exactly what we aim to do with our clients, delivering an unforgettable event with first class service to create a memorable experience.”  

The RCP currently holds the title of ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’ awarded by the AIPC as voted by delegates and has regularly attained the Gold Venue Verdict standard awarded by BDRC for customer service.

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