The Club and the College
Why Goodenough Club? Why Goodenough College?
‘The World in a London Square’
Guests often ask about the history and background of the Club and its relation to nearby Goodenough College.
The buildings now occupied by Goodenough Club were designed as a suite of town houses by Joseph Kay in the early 19th century as part of one of London’s most beautiful garden squares. They became a nursing home during the Second World War and were later entirely renovated by Goodenough College to provide guest and visitor accommodation. The buildings were re-opened as Goodenough Club in 2001.
Patron: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The College is an international residence for postgraduate students from all of the major London universities and over 90 countries worldwide. It provides a unique and thriving multicultural and academic community. It offers quality residential accommodation and an unrivalled cultural, social and academic programme.
The College has a fascinating history and is of considerable architectural importance. In 1931 Frederick Craufurd Goodenough (1866-1934), Chairman of Barclays Bank, established a residence for students from what were then the ‘British Dominions.’ It aimed to provide a ‘collegial’ student community in the heart of London. The College is now fully international and offers single student and family accommodation and an extensive extra-curricular programme of conferences, lectures and social activities. It is also an attractive venue for professional conferences and cultural events.
The College is an independent educational charity which receives no state funding and relies on the generation of its own income.
At Goodenough Club we are proud of our heritage. By accommodating College alumni, guests, visiting families and conference delegates we play our own part to help fulfil its unique vision.
Goodenough College tours take place every Friday at 1pm and the first Saturday of each month at 11am. Do come and look around the College in person! For further information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodenough Club has links with academic and members clubs around the world some of which are named below who will be pleased to welcome College Alumni. If you would like to use the facilities of a reciprocal club please contact the Goodenough Club Manager for a referral.
Association of London Clubs (ALC)
University House, Australian National University
University Center Club, Florida University
Association of College and University Clubs (ACUC)
University Club of San Francisco
University Club of St Paul, Minneapolis
University Club of Montreal