I couldn't resist adding some more forward-looking reflections to this post. 'Thinking About Fluorescent Bunnies' can be read here.
Postscript, 18 April 2013
The Department of Digital Humanities is currently based in a dingy outpost of King's at 26-29 Drury Lane (opposite the theatre showing Warhorse). By a strange coincidence, it was in these offices at Drury Lane that Maurice Wilkins spent the end of his career at King's. Following his Nobel Prize in 1962, the biophysics work had begun to outgrow the subterranean Wheatstone Laboratory, and a lease was taken on a old seed warehouse in Drury Lane. In 1964, the beautifully appointed new home of the Biophysics Unit at 26-29 Drury Lane was opened by the Queen Mother (picture below). The unit was later renamed the Randall Institute in honour of its founder. Wilkins's autobiography includes some evocative photographs of social events at Drury Lane in the 1960s. It is astrange coincidence that a Digital Humanities Department, where issues of interdisciplinarity are a central concern, should be currently housed in a building specifically converted for a pioneering unit of interdisciplinary science. It is a connection we should be proud of. Much more about King's and DNA, including further information about Drury Lane, can be found in this excellent online exhibiton by the King's Archive Service: DNA the King's Story.