Goldsmiths, University of London
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Goldsmiths, University of London, is a constituent college of the University of London. Based in New Cross, London, Goldsmiths specialises in the teaching and research of creative, cultural and cognitive disciplines.
The college is situated in New Cross, a highly populated area of south-east London with a considerable art and music scene. The area is not served by London Underground, but is serviced by London Overground trains at New Cross and New Cross Gate. These former East London Line stations were integrated into the London Overground network in May 2010 with services northbound to Dalston Junction; and southbound to Crystal Palace and West Croydon from New Cross Gate only.
Goldsmiths is best known for courses and research relating to creativity and culture, and has a reputation for producing visual artists, particularly those collectively known as YBA. The college's art department is widely recognised as one of Britain's most prestigious and culturally important, producing the YBA's art collective and over 20 Turner Prize nominees. This reputation was largely established by the influence of Michael Craig-Martin, Jon Thompson, Nick De Ville as teaching staff.
Goldsmiths' sociology department has been important in the recent development of the discipline in the UK and internationally, with leading sociologists such as Paul Gilroy, Bev Skeggs, Nikolas Rose, Don Slater, Celia Lury, Les Back, and Jeffrey Alexander, working in the department in recent years.
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