To celebrate our 125 year anniversary we are reviving the Penny Lectures. The Penny Lectures began in 1882 at the Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo. Topics were chosen to encourage new thinking and ideas and provided illustrated lectures at affordable prices…a penny!
The lectures were a huge success and quickly led to the establishment of ‘Morley Memorial College’ for Working Men and Women. Now celebrating our anniversary, we have revived the Penny Lecture series for a new generation of adults to learn from and be inspired by.
Penny Lectures | Autumn series 2015
The London Boroughs at 50
Professor Tony Travers
Friday 18 September
Doors at 17:30, lecture from 18:00-19:00
Professor Travers will examine the role the boroughs have played in London's life over the last century and their relevance now and in the future.
Creativity and Mental Liberation
Sarah Wheeler, founder of Mental Fight Club. Dolly Sen, writer, film-maker and mental health consultant. Bobby Baker, artist and author.
Friday 23 October
Doors at 18:00, lecture from 18:30-20:00
Sarah Wheeler, Dolly Sen and Bobby Baker, all with lived experience of mental illness, describe how creative practice has saved and transformed their lives.
Penny Lectures | Summer series 2015
Musicians in the Shadow of War and Tyranny
Rob Cowan, BBC Radio 3 presenter
Friday 24 July 2015