Attracting and retaining highly-skilled, passionate and innovative staff has been a hallmark of Morley’s history. Today our courses are taught by tutors who are active practitioners in their fields, bringing expertise and innovation to their work. Many also lecture at universities so apply the latest academic thinking to their teaching at Morley.
Over the years the College has attracted staff with outstanding reputations:
- Composer Gustav Holst was Director of Music at Morley from 1907
- In 1940, Sir Michael Tippett became Director of Music
- Friend of Holst, composer Ralph Vaughan Williams also taught at Morley
- Artist Maggi Hambling is currently both a tutor and patron of the Morley Gallery
Other high profile figures associated with the College have included writer Virginia Woolf and artist Edward Bawden who painted the murals in the Refectory based on The Canterbury Tales.
Supporting Morley’s teaching staff are highly skilled and experienced student support staff, professional services staff, a management group and a governing body, ensuring an outstanding service is offered to our students at all levels.