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Festival of Learning Shortlisted Award Nominees 2019

Story added 21st Mar 2019


Learning and Work Institute has announced its shortlisted Festival of Learning award nominees for 2019.

We are thrilled to announce that the shortlisted City Lit nominees are:

Alex Thomas

Fiona Pickett

Dace Mikiste

Sylvia Rowbottom  


Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The campaign, which has been running since 1992, is led by Learning and Work Institute and supported by the Department for Education.

Stephen Evans, chief executive at Learning and Work Institute said:

“Festival of Learning award winner stories highlight the many and varied benefits of learning for individuals, communities and businesses. They also showcase the breadth of learning opportunities available to everyone which can help increase skills, support recovery from health conditions, improve self-confidence, and increase community engagement.”

The Festival of Learning national selection panel, which includes representatives from the Department for Education, NOCN, the Education and Training Foundation, the WEA, Skills and Education Group, City Lit, the Association of Colleges, AELP, Holex and the TUC, will choose the winners on Tuesday 26 March.

Festival of Learning award winners and their nominators will be notified by telephone between 27 March and 19 April 2019. Winners and finalists will be announced at The Festival of Learning awards ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 2 July at RSA House in London.

Nominators of nominees that have not been selected as winners will be contacted by email in April, and will be sent certificates of achievement to present to their nominees in May. Visit the FoL website for more information.