For Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, Hybrid is working with David Bryan to deliver consultation on two statues held by the Charity, Robert Clayton and Thomas Guy. Both were Presidents at the hospitals.
These individuals and their statues are now the focus of attention similar to the Colston Statues in Bristol. The wealth generated by these individuals was made through their investments in the trade of human beings.
As with many institutions around the country and abroad, there is rightly a discussion being had about what should, if anything, happen to the statues and the histories that accompany them.
In order to inform decisions about the statues, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity are interested in hearing from a wide range of individuals, local residents, local community groups, and those that live in Lambeth and Southwark.
Our questions are modest in number, but they are more than should the statues stay or go, they also ask us to imagine, if they should go, what should fill the space?