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Coram Family: Monahan Blythen Architects Photographs by Tim James

Coram Family is a new name for an old institution, its ring of 1990s informality replacing the stuffy-sounding Thomas Coram Foundation. It's a resilient organisation with the knack of reinventing itself with the times. Established in 1739 as a Foundling Hospital, its early years were funded by many illustrious patrons including Hogarth and Handel.

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