Trinity College of music was established in the year of 1872 by Reverend Henry George Bonavia Hunt to improve the teaching of church music. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a music and dance conservatoire based in London, England. It was formed in 2005 as a merger of two older institutions-Trinity College of Music and Laban Dance Centre. Today the conservatoire has 985 undergraduate and postgraduate students based at two campuses in Greenwich (Trinity) and Deptford/New Cross (Laban) in London. In 1876 the college was incorporated as the Trinity College London. Initially, only male students could attend and they had to be members of the Church of England. Trinity College London was founded in 1877 as the external examinations board of Trinity College of Music. Today, the boards examinations are taken by students in over 60 countries, giving external students the opportunity to attain qualifications across a range of disciplines in the performing arts and arts education and English language learning and teaching. Trinity College London is based at the Blue Fin Building in central London. Trinity College London validated Trinity College of Musics Graduate Diploma - the GTCL - before it was replaced by the BMus model in 1997.