Goodenough College is a postgraduate residence and educational trust on Mecklenburgh Square in Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom.

The College was incorporated in 1930, by a group of prominent Londoners, including the Chairman of Barclays Bank and founder of Barclays DCO, Frederick Crawford Goodenough. Goodenough and his friends wanted to provide able young men coming to London from the Dominions and Colonies, future leaders of what was then a large Empire, with a collegiate life along Oxbridge lines in London. The College was a moot hall and at the same time a place where they would form lasting friendships in tolerance and understanding. The College subsequently also admitted women and now houses almost 800 postgraduate students from 100 different countries. It has two main buildings, London House and William Goodenough House.

The Great Hall at London House was constructed in the 1930s as a ballroom and refectory for the residents of London House and it is still used today as a dining hall for our members. 


Getting Here

TEDxGoodenoughCollege 2018 will be held in the Great Hall in London House, Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N 2AB.

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