Royal Academy of Music
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, is a conservatoire
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, Britain's oldest degree-granting music school and a constituent college of the University of London
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...
since 1999. The Academy was founded by Lord Burghersh
John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland
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in 1822 with the help and ideas of the French harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa and in 1830 was granted a Royal Charter
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George IV of the United Kingdom
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. It is a registered charity
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under English law.
The Academy’s current facilities are situated on Marylebone Road
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in central London
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adjacent to Regent's Park
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