The Queen visited Goodenough College on Thursday 10th November 2011 as the culmination of the College’s 80th Anniversary celebrations.
During the visit, she met current members of the College and learnt about its refurbishment programme and unveiled a plaque to be placed on a new fountain in the quadrangle of William Goodenough House.
“The Queen has been our Patron since 1953 and we are delighted to welcome her on the occasion of our 80th Anniversary,” said College Director, Major General Andrew Ritchie. He added “For our students, a visit from The Queen is a treasured highlight of their time in London”.
The Queen’s visit is the culmination of more than 60 events held worldwide to celebrate the College’s 80th Anniversary. An anniversary book, The World in a London Square, has been published, and more than £200,000 has been raised through an 80th Anniversary Appeal to alumni and friends.
CIS Street Furniture supplied their 801 planters as part of the refurbishment programme.