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  1. George . 1776–1841, British educationalist, who helped to establish vocational training for working men: founder and first president of the London Mechanics Institute (1824), which later became Birkbeck College
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Historical Examples of birkbeck

  • The last paragraph of Mr. Birkbeck's letter cannot but excite admiration.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918


  • The account given by Mr. Birkbeck is somewhat different from this.

  • Birkbeck's Letters, printed for Ridgway, 1819, second edition.

  • Birkbeck does not mention the Cumberland Road, though it is drawn on the map accompanying his book.

  • One night I was privileged to meet her and bring her home from an entertainment at the Birkbeck Institute.

    Tono Bungay

    H. G. Wells