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Northampton Polytechnic Institute was an institute of technology in Clerkenwell, London, founded in 1894. It became a university in 1966, changing its name to City University, London. Alumni include Colin Cherry, Stuart Davies and Anthony Hunt.
Arthur George Cocksedge, a British gymnast who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics, was a member of the Northampton Polytechnic Institute's Gymnastics Club, and was Champion of the United Kingdom in 1920. In 1937. Maurice Dennis of the (Northampton Polytechnic ABC) was 1937 ABA Middleweight Champion.
Frederick Handley Page was a lecturer in aeronautics at Northampton Polytechnic Institute. The Handley Page Type A, the first powered aircraft designed and built by him, ended up as an instructional airframe at the school. The novelist Eric Ambler studied engineering at Northampton Polytechnic.