Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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The Old Royal Naval College with Queen's House (behind the statue) and the Royal Observatory on a hill in the distance
The Royal Naval College, Greenwich, is now known as the Old Royal Naval College and is open to visitors. It was formerly a Royal Navy training establishment between 1873 and 1998, in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site in London. It provided a number of courses for naval officers including being home to the Royal Navy's staff college, the staff course providing advanced training for mid-ranking officers.

The buildings were originally constructed to serve as the Greenwich Hospital, designed by Christopher Wren, and built between 1696 and 1712. The hospital closed in 1869. The site was formerly occupied by the pre-Tudor "Palace at Greenwich" – also known as the Palace of Placentia – built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester in 1428.
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Royal Naval College
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Badge of the Royal Hospital on the gate of the Royal Naval College
From 1962 to 1996 the Naval College housed JASON, an operational nuclear reactor for naval training. It was fully dismantled in 1999.

In 1998 the Royal Navy left Greenwich and handed over responsibility for the site to the Greenwich Foundation. In late 1999, the University of Greenwich became tenants and began teaching in parts of the Queen Anne, Queen Mary and King William buildings, and in October 2001 Trinity College of Music took up tenancy in King Charles Court.

The compound was used in Patriot Games (film), where an attack on a fictional royal family member, Lord Holmes was filmed.

The buildings are Grade I listed.

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State Party United Kingdom
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Region Europe and North America

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Inscription 1997  (21st Session)
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO
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The Greenwich Hospital in London was founded in 1694 as the Royal Naval Hospital for sailors.

The charity still exists; though no longer based at the site which is now the Old Royal Naval College.
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Sir Christopher Wren

Sir Christopher Wren in Godfrey Kneller's 1711 portrait
Born 20 September 1632(1632--)
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Tudor period usually refers to the period between 1485 and 1603, specifically in relation to the history of England. This coincides with the rule of the Tudor dynasty in England.
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The Palace of Placentia was an English Royal Palace built by Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester in 1428, in Greenwich, London on the banks of the River Thames. The Palace was demolished and replaced with the Greenwich Hospital (now The Old Royal Naval College) in the late seventeenth
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Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (3 October 1390 – February 23, 1447) was the fourth son of King Henry IV of England by his first wife, Mary de Bohun.

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JASON was a nuclear reactor installed by the Ministry of Defence at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.

It was an Argonaut series 10 kW research reactor designed by the US Argonne National Laboratory, and was used by the Royal Navy for experimental and training
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University of Greenwich is a "post-1992 university" located in the South-East of London.

The main campus (Maritime Greenwich) is situated on the south bank of the Thames in central Greenwich, on the grounds of the old Royal Naval College.
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Trinity College of Music is a music conservatoire, based in Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. It is part of Trinity Laban.

The conservatoire is housed in the elegant riverside buildings of the former Greenwich Hospital, designed in part by Sir Christopher Wren.
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Patriot Games is a film based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. It was released on June 5, 1992 and directed by Phillip Noyce. In the movie, Jack Ryan was played by Harrison Ford and Jack's doctor-wife, Cathy Muller Ryan, by Anne Archer.
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'listed building' refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. It is a widely used status, applied to around half a million buildings.
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The Old Royal Naval College Visitor Centre in Greenwich in south east London provides an introduction to the history and attractions in the Greenwich World Heritage Site.
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