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is located in Regent's Park
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. It is one of the two largest groups of buildings in the park, along with the London Zoo
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, and was built on the site of South Villa, one of the original eight Regent's Park villas.
Regent's College is a private college which accommodates seven schools:
- European Business School London
European Business School London is a constituent school of Regent's College and is located in Regent's Park in central London, England...
- Regent's American College London
Regent's American College London, , is a part of Regent's College, the campus of which was originally built in 1913 in the midst of Regent's Park in central London, UK. Until 2007 the college was known as British American College London. RACL is the official London campus of Webster University,...
- Regent's Business School
- School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology
- Webster Graduate School
The Webster Graduate School in London, England, is the official London campus of Webster University, whose main campus is in St Louis, Missouri, USA.Webster Graduate School is currently based in the Regent's College campus at Regent's Park in central London...
- London School of Film, Media & Performance
- Internexus English Language School
The College offers a wide range of courses in Business and Management & the Arts and Humanities, including American and British degree programmes.
Regent's College also operates a conference centre.
Until 1985, the Regent's College premises were the campus of the University of London
-20th century:Shortly after 6 Burlington Gardens was vacated, the University went through a period of rapid expansion. Bedford College, Royal Holloway and the London School of Economics all joined in 1900, Regent's Park College, which had affiliated in 1841 became an official divinity school of the...
's Bedford College. The site was leased by Bedford College in 1908, and a new set of buildings designed by the architect Basil Champneys
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was opened by Queen Mary
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in 1913. The buildings were modified and added to over the years, especially after bomb damage during the Second World War. Bedford College
merged with Royal Holloway College
Royal Holloway, University of London is a constituent college of the University of London. The college has three faculties, 18 academic departments, and about 8,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 130 different countries...
(another college of the University of London) in 1985 and moved to Royal Holloway's campus at Egham
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, vacating the premises in Regent's Park.
There were plans in the late 1980s to set up a private medical school on the site with Saudi Arabian funding. These came to nothing, except that name "Hunter School of Medicine" appeared on the London street map at this site.