About the institution
St Mary’s University Twickenham was founded in 1850 as a Catholic teacher training college and is led by Catholic values. It gained university status in 2014. Many of its undergraduate courses relate to theatre, business or sport. Mo Farah trained on its running coaching programme; its sports facilities have also been used by teams from the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The main campus is situated in the grounds of the Gothic, castle-style Strawberry Hill House, created by 18th century novelist Horace Walpole.