The Foundation's grant of £2 million towards the Royal College of Physicians’ new educational facilities in Regent’s Park, is the largest single donation made to the College. The Jerwood Medical Education Centre was designed by Carden & Godfrey Architects to blend in with the surrounding Georgian and neo-Georgian buildings in Peto Place, behind the College precinct in St Andrews Place, and was opened on 20 March 2002 by HRH The Prince of Wales.
The Centre houses the RCP Education Department, which aims to develop educational policy and initiatives to improve the level of education and training of physicians; it provides flexible teaching spaces for courses and workshops and has facilities for the RCP’s new distance learning and web-based education and training packages. It also houses the central planning facility for an increasing number of activities in the regions.
Alan Grieve was a Trustee of the Royal College of Physicians 2007-2010, following which he remained actively connected to the work of the RCP through his membership of the LAMS (Library, Archive and Museum Service) Advisory Board until March 2018.
© Royal College of Physicians, photography Niall Clutton
©Royal College of Physicians, photography Niall Clutton