is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of
academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of flexible higher
education. Founded in 1823 through
philanthropy, Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institute, now
Birkbeck, with a mission to make higher education accessible to all, regardless
of background, age or ethnicity. Our
14,000 students access a wide range of programmes to suit every entry level,
gaining University of London qualifications.
Without Birkbeck, many of them simply wouldn’t have access to academic
"Powerhouses do not come muchsmaller, nor more powerful, than the Donmar Warehouse"Since our creation in 1992, the Donmar has grown to become one of the most popular theatres in the world, and has built a reputation for artistic excellence as one of the UK’s leading production houses. From our iconic home in London’s West End in Covent Garden, we create world-class theatre with international impact.