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of 309 Regent St, London
1882 Quintin Hogg purchased the lease of the Royal Polytechnic Institution which had failed. He spent large sums on alterations. He retained the name Polytechnic but made it an institution under public management which provided artisan and lower-middle-class young men and women with instruction, recreation, and social opportunities as the Regent Street Polytechnic.
1951 Amongst the courses offered was courses in glassblowing for laboratory assistants and scientific research workers.