Our founding institution, St Katherine’s College, one of Britain’s first teacher training institutes opens its doors. This is where our passion for excellent and inspiring teaching started and today we continue to train over 400 teachers annually.
One of our most iconic founding institutions, the Hornsey College of Art, becomes a hub for progressive art. It’s here where the arts curriculum and student democracy were pioneered, leading to the famous student sit-in in 1968. Hornsey College of Art was founded by Charles Swinstead, an artist and teacher, who had a vision for an art institution following breakthrough reforms in art education in the 1960s. Hornsey, is one of only two art schools that remained open during World War II.