Amongst other things, King's College London, the second largest school within the University of London. Founded by Royal Charter in 1829 with the active patronage of King George IV and the Duke of Wellington, the college came into being at the pinnacle of the Georgian neo-Classical period.

This ambition for a seat of "pure" learning meant that the college rapidly developed a name for itself as a serious academic institution, proving particularly fruitful for those pursuing qualifications in the fast-developing fields of medicine and engineering. Famous 19th Century alumni include Sir Charles Wheatstone, James Clerk Maxwell and Lord Lister.

It is now a multi-faculty institution with some 16,200 students occupying a leading position in higher education in the UK and enjoying a worldwide reputation for teaching and research.

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