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Birkbeck College

Birkbeck College is a part of University of London. It aims at working people who want to study for degrees in the evenings. Its office is near Russell Square, Bloomsbury.

The College takes its name from George Birkbeck, an early pioneer of adult education who founded the London Mechanics Institute in 1823. The Institute changed its name to the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution in 1866 and became Birkbeck College in 1907. In 1920 it became a school of the University.