Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday UCL

On this date in 1826, University College London (UCL) became the first university to be established in London. Originally called "London University," its founders James Mill (father of John Stuart Mill) and Henry Brougham, under the influence of Jeremy Bentham, sought to provide secular higher education of the highest quality not just to the elites but to the middle classes. It remains today, under the leadership of Cyclingprof friend Malcolm Grant, one of the premier institutions of higher education in the world.

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