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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th December 2013 Actor Peter O'Toole died in St John's Wood, North London.go to related location

14th December 1990 Louis Jordan's revue Five Guys Named Moe, premieres in London

14th December 1946 Born today: Jane Birkin, London England, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust)

14th December 1901 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)

Free Learning for All



Free Learning for All

400 years young - London's first college for free

Location: Barnard's Inn Hall, EC1N 2HH

Description: 'Gresham College' is an unusual institution of higher learning off Holborn in central London. It enrolls no students and grants no degrees.

For over 400 years Gresham Professors have given free public lectures in the City of London. The College is named after Sir Thomas Gresham, son of Sir Richard Gresham who was Lord Mayor in 1537-38 and who conceived the idea of building an Exchange modelled on the Antwerp Bourse. This was brought to fruition by Sir Thomas, on land provided by the City of London Corporation, and was given the royal appellation by Queen Elizabeth I.

In fact it can claim to be the first college in London, which is really rather impressive - an 'A-star' if you please!


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