- Preston College
Preston College is a
further educationcollege in the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. The college originally opened as W R Tuson College in September 1974 and was renamed on 1 September 1989. [cite web|url=http://www.preston.ac.uk/WSCourseSearch/publications/academic/academic_prospectus.pdf|format=
The college offers a lot of vocational based subjects including dance, music, media and performing arts. The college also offers many sixth form subjects such as English Combined, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Futher maths.
As of 2008, the college Principal and Chief Executive is Willie Mills. Former Principal of
Northumberland Collegeand City College, Manchester, he took up his post at Preston College in March 2007.
During the 1980s, British Comedian
Lenny Henryre-took his O Levelsat the college whilst appearing in a summer comedy show in Blackpool. [cite web|url=http://archive.thisislancashire.co.uk/2007/1/25/964236.html|publisher=Newsquest Media Group|title=Lenny Henry's Preston memories|date=2008-01-27|accessdate=2008-10-11|quote=Henry left school without any qualifications but decided to retake his O levels at Preston College - then called WR Tuson College - while appearing in a summer season in Blackpool with Cannon and Ball in the early 1980s. [..] "I thought 'I'm going to do my O levels', which is a bizarre thing for a rock 'n' roll 21-year-old comedian to do."|work=This is Lancashire]
* [http://www.preston.ac.uk/ Preston College]
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