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10 things you didn’t know about St George’s

Our history

  • St George’s Hospital Medical School was established in 1733 and initially based at Hyde Park Corner, before moving to our Tooting site in 1980. It was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors. Find out more about our history here.

  • St George’s alumni include pioneers in medicine, John Hunter, Edward Jenner, Henry Gray and Patrick Steptoe. Find out more about our alumni here.

Our focus

  • St George’s has a dynamic research culture, with teams working to improve the health of people of all ages, from children to the elderly, in populations locally and globally. Find out more about our research here.

  • We are the only UK university based in a hospital (St George’s Hospital). This is also where Channel 4 television series 24 hours in A&E is filmed). Find out more about our location here.

  • St George’s is the only university in the UK to specialise in healthcare and medicine. Find out what courses we offer here.    

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