>The Working Men's College, London

The Working Men's College. Crowndale Road, Camden Town, London. Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

The Working Men's College, which first opened at Red Lion Square, was founded by the Christian Socialists in 1854, with F. M. Maurice as its principal. John Ruskin taught "Elementary and Landscape Drawing" there. The college moved from there, eventually, to these splendid purpose-built premises in Crowndale Road, Camden Town, in 1905. It still operates very actively from this Grade II listed building.

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