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British Industrial History

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Birkbeck College

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Established in 1823 as the London Mechanics Institute by Dr George Birkbeck, and its supporters, Jeremy Bentham, J. C. Hobhouse and Henry Brougham

1866 Renamed the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution

Now is Birkbeck College, part of the University of London

Birkbeck is one of the few British academic institutions to specialise in evening higher education.

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