Title: New Library Reading Room, Geological Society, 1972

Creator: Unknown

Description: Photograph showing the Geological Society Library’s new Reading Room in Burlington House, refurbished from the old Meeting Room of the Chemical Society, in 1972. The room later became the Library Reception (when the main entrance was off the Burlington House arch), but is now the Lyell Room.

The Royal Society was housed at Burlington House until 1967 when it moved to its own premises in Carlton House Terrace. The courtyard societies shared out the remaining space between them, resulting in substantial refurbishment between 1967-1974. The Chemical Society, now the Royal Society of Chemistry, moved into the accommodation vacated by the Royal Society.

Date: 21 March 1972

Format: Black and white photograph

Archive reference: GSL/PH/6/1

Image reference: 25-21

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)


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