About us

Painting of Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of Gresham College

Gresham College has been providing free public lectures since 1597, when Sir Thomas Gresham founded the college to bring the ‘new learning’ to Londoners. Today we carry on Sir Thomas's vision, bringing some of the world's most brilliant minds to speak in fields ranging across the arts and sciences.

Follow the links below to read about our 400-year journey, impact and governance, plus the latest news.