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Morley College, one of the oldest adult education colleges in the country, dates back to the early 1880s when it was set up by visionary, Emma Cons, and her supporters. Determined to take action to raise the moral and material standards of the district around Waterloo Road, Cons took over the Royal Victoria Hall (the ‘Old Vic’) in 1880 and turned it from a rowdy boozer into the Royal Victoria Coffee and Music Hall, providing affordable entertainment ‘purged of innuendo in word and action’. She supplemented the music-hall turns with opera recitals, temperance meetings and, from 1882, lectures every Tuesday by eminent scientists. These ‘penny lectures’ led to the establishment in 1889 of Morley Memorial College for Working Men and Women.

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    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, WC2A 2EY 23 minutes away from Morley College

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    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1H 0XG 36 minutes away from Morley College

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    Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, SE1 6SB 9 minutes away from Morley College

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    103 The Cut, South Bank, SE1 8NB 6 minutes away from Morley College

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    66 The Cut, South Bank, SE1 8LZ 7 minutes away from Morley College

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    National Theatre Studio

    83-101 The Cut, South Bank, SE1 8LL 7 minutes away from Morley College

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    St George's Cathedral

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    Jubilee Gardens

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    King's Arms

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    47-51 Union Street, London, SE1 0BS 11 minutes away from Morley College

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    Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, SE17 1LB 11 minutes away from Morley College

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    Gas-mask handbags, blackout buttons and siren suits are not items considered fashionable today but in post-war Britain these were the ... More

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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  3 minutes walk from Morley College

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    Visions of War Above and Below
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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  3 minutes walk from Morley College

    A long-running exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, on display from 2nd April 2015 until 25th September 2016, Visions of ... More

    First World War Galleries
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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015
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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  3 minutes walk from Morley College

    Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ... More

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    IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  3 minutes walk from Morley College

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    High Society
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    Theatre | Until 22nd August 2015
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    Old Vic Theatre  6 minutes walk from Morley College

    Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the ... More

    The Trial
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    Theatre | Until 8th August 2015
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    The Young Vic  7 minutes walk from Morley College

    Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear stars as Josef K, an ordinary man put on trial by a mysterious agency for ... More

    A Number
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    Theatre | Until 8th August 2015
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    The Young Vic  7 minutes walk from Morley College

    Real-life father and son John and Lex Shrapnel star in Caryl Churchill's haunting meditation on identity, intimacy and belonging as ... More

    Adventures in Wonderland
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    Kids Events | Until 31st August 2015
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    The Vaults, Arch 233  7 minutes walk from Morley College

    Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo will also host a children's production in ... More

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    The Vaults, Arch 233  7 minutes walk from Morley College

    Alice In Wonderland-themed garden party.... More

     
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