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Partnership with Nunhead Cemetery for restoration project

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A new partnership with Nunhead Cemetery has been announced, as part of the Nunhead Cemetery East Lodge: From Ruin to Revival project.

Nunhead Cemetery East Lodge an artists impression

An impression of Nunhead Cemetery's East Lodge after revival Image credit: Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

Southwark Council and Friends of Nunhead Cemetery have secured a £3.7 million funding grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, partnering with Goldsmiths to establish the historic cemetery site for teaching and learning opportunities.

The partnership will include curating engagement activities for public-facing seasonal late events and volunteering and placement opportunities for staff and students at Goldsmiths.

Goldsmiths community of academics and students will bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and energy to the partnership, with a particular focus on creativity, social and climate justice.

Michael Eades, Head of Civic Engagement at ӣƵ said: "We are delighted to be working with the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery and Southwark Council on the East Lodge project. Cemeteries are vital civic spaces. They are places of memorial and commemoration but also places rich in heritage, history and stories. They are also important green spaces where nature can thrive.

Partnering on this initiative with Nunhead will create numerous opportunities for ӣƵ staff and students across the university to get involved in telling the stories of the cemetery and opening up this beautiful space to new communities and audiences. We are looking forward to getting started.

Michael Eades, Head of Civic Engagement

The partnership will provide the opportunity to use Nunhead Cemetery, the second largest of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries established in London between 1832 and 1841, as a site for teaching and learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Nunhead Cemetery is already used for History undergraduate teaching, and the partnership aims to broaden the site to other disciplines, particularly students studying MA Art and Ecology and MA Ecology, Culture and Society.  

More information on the restoration project is available on  and  websites.