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King’s College London

At the urgings of a group of politicians and churchmen, King’s College London was officially established in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington, who was serving as Prime Minister at the time. Originally associated with the Church of England, both faculty and students now come from a wide range of religious backgrounds. The 19th century saw major changes in the academic environment of King’s College with new emphasis on science and the extension of academic opportunities to females and working-class males. Over time, King’s College merged with the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, Chelsea College, Queen Elizabeth College, and the Institute of Psychiatry. In 1836, King’s College and University College London (UCL) became the founding ...

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