Charles Jencks is Trustee and Co-founder of Maggie's Centres, a charity that has become influential for its enlightened provision of uplifting environments for cancer care, designed by some of the worlds most renowned architects. Maggie Keswick Jencks (1941-1995) developed the idea of a Cancer Caring Centre, along with her friends, Laura Lee, the CEO of Maggie's, Marcia Blakenham, and Charles. A short history of this is recounted in 2010 and her booklet 1997(ed. Marcia Blakenham).

Maggie's Centres can be found in the following locations:

"Above all, what matters is not to lose the joy of living in the fear of dying"

Maggie Keswick Jencks

Future Planned Maggie's Centres: Barts, Forth Valley, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton, Leeds, Barcelona

Edinburgh 1996, Architect Richard Murphy; Landscape Architect Emma Keswick

Glasgow (Gatehouse) 2002, Architect David Page; Landscape Architect

Dundee 2003, Architect Frank Gehry; Landscape Architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Highlands 2005, Architect David Page; Landscape Architect

Fife 2006, Architect Zaha Hadid

London 2008, Architect Lord Richard Rogers; Landscape Architect Dan Pearson

Cheltenham 2010, Sir Richard MacCormac; Landscape Architect Dr Christine Facer Hoffman

Glasgow (Gartnavel) 2011, Architect Rem Koolhaas; Landscape Architect Lily Jencks

Nottingham 2011, Architect Piers Gough CBE

South West Wales 2011, Architect Kisho Kurokawa; Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie

Hong Kong 2013 Architect Frank Gehry; Landscape Architect Lily Jencks

Newcastle 2013 Architect Ted Cullinan

Aberdeen 2013 Architect Snøhetta

Lanarkshire In Development, Architect Neil Gillespie; Landscape Architect rankinfraser

Oxford In Development, Architect Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre; Landscape Architect Flora Gathorne Hardy

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