Based in the heart of Regent’s Park, Regent’s College has a rich and diverse history, and a long tradition of education and achievement. Regent’s Park, as we know it today, was designed in 1811 by John Nash, the favoured architect of the Prince Regent, later George IV. Surrounded by classical style terraces, Regent’s Park spans over 410 acres and includes a lake, canal and a number of villas. The land became “royal” following Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries. The royal connection is more gently remembered in Queen Mary’s gardens, which were developed in the centre of Regent’s Park in the 1930′s. More than 30,000 roses of 400 varieties can be found in these gardens. Regent’s Park is now home to London Zoo, the Royal Botanic Society and a number of other organisations and institutions. It is also the largest outdoor sports area in London. In 1984 the Crown lease was taken by Rockford College, Illinois, which founded Regent’s College primarily to provide a “study abroad” programme, and provide courses with a clear British focus (Churchill and King Arthur were included). The first students arrived in 1985 and a steady flow from the USA has continued despite the pressures of world events (two students lost at Lockerbie are commemorated with trees in the College gardens). Gradually, other institutions began to take up residence on the campus. The European Business School London moved here in 1987, widening the international focus with its emphasis on languages and internationalism and its programme of student exchange. The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology was established in 1990 maintaining the presence of the sciences. In 1994 the College agreed with Webster University in St Louis Missouri to provide its London campus and deliver its degrees through the Webster Graduate School and British American College London (now Regent’s American College London). Regent’s Business School London was established in 1997. Most recently, the London School of Film, Media and Performance was established in 2009 as part of the HASS faculty. Today, Regent’s College is a multi-disciplinary campus community of seven world-renowned schools. Looking to the future, Regent’s College has aspirations to operate these schools as a single University.Regent’s College London is one of the UK’s most respected private colleges. Comprising of seven schools plus world-class conference centre, all within a superb central London campus, Regent’s College offers everything students need to fulfill their academic and personal potential. A wide range of courses, including British and American degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, are taught in a dynamic international environment.