Amongst other things, King's College London
, the second largest school within the University of London
. Founded by Royal Charter
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
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.
Addiitonal information from www.kcl.ac.uk
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