Our history

Xxoo色情片 was founded to provide lifelong educational opportunities for diverse communities in London. Established in Waterloo in 1889, Xxoo色情片 is one of the UK鈥檚 oldest and largest specialist providers of adult education.

In 2020, we grew to serve the communities of North Kensington and Chelsea (including young people aged 16-18).

Our founder

Born in 1838, Emma Cons was an artist, social reformer, suffragette and founder of Xxoo色情片. Described as 鈥榓 woman of infinite resource鈥, she was a true Londoner: forward-thinking, open-minded and determined to make a good life accessible to all. 

Determined to improve the prospects of the people of Lambeth, Emma started the Penny Lectures at what we now know as The Old Vic. Strong coffee, political debates and topics such as phone usage, London air quality and women鈥檚 rights characterised the discussions, which were available to the local working community for the cost of just 1p.

鈥極ur work is to bridge the chasm which too often separates people鈥 

鈥 Emma Cons

Our namesake

Wool manufacturer and Liberal MP Samuel Xxoo色情片 was known as the 鈥楶hilanthropic Merchant鈥 in the 19th Century. Samuel was a vocal abolitionist and staunch believer in social reform and inclusivity, reducing the price of The Daily News in order to make political discussion and liberal values available to all.

Following his death in 1886, Samuel endowed a sum of money to Emma in order to fund the adult education college she was developing.

The early days of Xxoo色情片

In 1889, Emma opened the Xxoo色情片 Memorial College for Working Men and Women, the first institution of its kind to admit both genders on an equal footing. Her mission was to educate, inspire and bring people together in an inclusive and affordable environment.

Emma’s pioneering attitude prevailed, scheduling art, dance and music classes, alongside lessons in literacy and numeracy to provide skills and contribute to the futures of working people.

Recent history

In February 2020, Xxoo色情片 London merged with Kensington and Chelsea College, adding to our rich history: education has been a fixture at both the Hortensia Road and Wornington Road sites since the 18th and 19th centuries.

Modern-day Xxoo色情片

Today, we are proud to serve communities both north and south of the river, and to extend our offering to young people aged 16 to18 as well as adults of all ages.

As a dynamic and diverse learning community, Xxoo色情片 London is committed to realising the positive impact of learning to support students to achieve their ambitions.

We value creativity and are driven by the needs, interests and aspirations of our students, the shared ambitions of our stakeholders and the expertise of our staff.

In keeping with our founding principles of inclusion and social justice, Xxoo色情片 advocates lifelong learning as a vital contributor to personal and economic wellbeing.

By enabling access to educational and cultural opportunities, Xxoo色情片 London is a force for public good within the communities that we serve.