Morley College London is one of the UK’s largest and oldest specialist providers of adult education. Founded by Emma Cons in 1889 to address the learning needs of the working class people of Waterloo and Lambeth, Morley was the first institution of its kind to admit both men and women on an equal footing, and aimed to make education accessible to people who were less fortunate socially and financially. This sense of mission and spirit of inclusion towards the most disadvantaged in society has been a guiding principle in everything Morley has done throughout its history, and its original philanthropic, charitable foundation continues to be a distinguishing feature of the College to the present day.


Today the College offers nearly three thousand courses at all levels, from part-time personal development courses to Access to Higher Education diplomas and HNDs, with arts subjects being particularly well-represented. The College recently took over the management of the Stockwell Community Centre to extend its educational reach in Lambeth even further.


For further information, please contact Morley College London’s PR and Marketing Officer by phone on 020 7450 1803, or by email on A selection of high resolution images is available from the Morley Media Centre at