The Royal Society of Medicine
The base of some of my extracurricular medical learning, I am a member here, and feel as respected as pretty much everyone who walks through these doors. The men’s bathroom here is the only time I have been double-taken as it’s bright and open, conducive to blokes actually looking at each other.
The British Museum
A prominent place of learning while I grew up, I always took for granted what this building houses. Now, a place of solace and solitude when necessary – no one bothers me here, everyone is more interested in the artefacts.
The Royal College of Surgeons
November 2011, in this building, I realised I would have never been respected in completely the same way as a female doctor in the military as I will as a male.
This musical is my all-time favourite. The message of this show, if you can summarise it so crudely, is that no matter how oppressed or ostracised you are, things get better. I learned this message a long time before I really needed it, but the idea that ‘different’ can be good has stuck with me.
St Pancras International
All of my travel around the country involves walking through this building. I very rarely spend more than 10 minutes here, but it offers me something no other place does: escape. When I am heading back to university, I go through this station. When I’m off to see a musical or play, I step foot here first. It’s a portal really, to whatever I want my life to be at that moment.
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