London Mechanics' Institute, Southampton Buildings, Holborn: the interior of the lecture theatre. Engraving, 1825.
- McWilliam, Robert, active 1817-1837
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The lecture theatre was probably built in 1825 to the design of Robert McWilliam, though not recorded in Colvin, 1995. The roof, which was an experimental design, failed in 1827 and McWilliam was not thereafter re-elected vice President
Interior of the new theatre of the Mechanics Institution. ; For the London Mechanics Register.
1 print : engraving ; image 11 x 9.1 cm
T. Kelly, George Birkbeck, pioneer of adult education, Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 1957, plate 4
Wellcome Library no. 24372i