Our values
Private · LIMS is a private, charitable institute: it covers its own costs through research grants and donations. It is similar to a university department, but with no teaching or administrative duties.
Freedom · The most successful research institutes tend to have the fewest rules. LIMS makes few organisational demands, does not lay claim to IP, and lets scientists manage their own research funding.
Collegiality · LIMS is a community of scholars, run by the scholars and for the scholars. It has no departments and supports collegiality in ways like those found in the UK’s ancient colleges.
Beauty · Scientists seek new insights not just for their utility, but also to enrich the world of ideas, which has its own beauty. is bind between truth and beauty forms LIMS’ motto, and sets its course.
Simplicity · Universities have various goals: theory & experiment; science & arts; research & education. By focusing on theoretical scientific research, LIMS shuns bureaucracy in favour of simplicity.
Effiecency · LIMS frees up scientists’ time by providing talented support staff who help publish papers, win grants and travel. They are not segregated from the scientists but work closely with them.
In heart of London
The Institute occupies 35a South St, a stand-alone, five-floor Grade II* building in Mayfair. Built in the mid-18th century and acquired by Thomas Goode a century later, it is now part of the Goode estate.
London Institute 35a South Street Mayfair, London United Kingdom W1K 2XF