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National Lockdown Update

Story added 11th Mar 2020

Please refer to this page for information about the Covid-19 and our response. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available. Last Updated: Tuesday 5 January 2021

Due to the Government announcements regarding the new national lockdown we are unfortunately closing the City Lit building for the immediate future, however, we remain open for our huge array of online learning.

For those of you who have booked onto in-person courses at the College, we are currently exploring what can be transferred online and which courses might need to be postponed.  Please give us some time to work through the options and we will contact you regarding your individual courses.

If you are new or returning to City Lit - welcome! Feel free to choose from one of our thousands of online courses! Given the challenges we will all face over the next few months, we hope that you will see City Lit as somewhere you might spend part of your time during lockdown to learn something new, polish an existing skill or become part of a community. City Lit is there to support your learning and wellbeing during this most difficult time, as it has been for the last 100 years.



Online learning at City Lit

  • City Lit online courses

    Study at a time that suits you. You'll need an email address, reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with an updated browser (ideally Google Chrome) and your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  • Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit

    Many of our courses remain online in addition to some face-to-face learning. We've been working hard to create a safe environment for you. We all have a part to play in keeping the College safe, and we'll be asking you to follow a few new rules too.

  • Mental health- how to be kinder to yourself

    If you are starting to think about being kinder to yourself, here we offer five suggestions to support you:

  • City Lit - supporting Londoner's through adversity

    With thanks to John Cooper-Hammond for his contribution to this blog on City Lit’s wartime years and how City Lit has before faced national emergency.