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London Mechanics Institute

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Note: This is a sub-section of the Mechanics Institute

1823 George Birkbeck and others established the London Mechanics Institution

1824 2nd AGM. Donations received from: Francis Burdett, John Smith, John Abel Smith, Martin Thomas Smith, Robert Owen, W. Birkbeck and Professor Millington[1]

1824 July. Report on meeting by G. M. Conway and another [2] [3] [4] [5]

1824 Committee includes Dr. Birkbeck, John Martineau, Professor Millington, Dr. J. B. Gilcrest, Robert McWilliam, Richard Taylor, J. N. Dotchen, John Reynolds, J. F. Blake, Benjamin Tennant and John James Cope [6]

1866 Renamed as the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution

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