Centenary

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Archive image of people passing City Lit building on Stukeley Street
The national emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has meant drastic changes to all of our lives – making many normal activities very difficult indeed. However, this is not the first national em...
In April 2019, we presented HRH The Princess Royal with the prestigious Centenary Fellowship award when we welcomed Her Royal Highness to present the City Lit Centenary Awards.
Mary Hurworth cutting cake at a celebration event
Mary Hurworth, an art student at City Lit for over 25 years, left a gift in her will, Mary has made sure that others have the same opportunity to follow new pathways in art with the development of the...
Centenary cup and tote bag ( bag designed by Foundation Art and Design student Stuart Norfolk)
100% of bag and cup sales goes towards the City Lit bursary. The bursary help us ensure everyone has access to funds when they need it, a chance to learn and transform.
HRH Princess Anne receiving her City Lit Centenary Fellowship.
Today we presented HRH The Princess Royal with the prestigious Centenary Fellowship award when we welcomed Her Royal Highness to present the City Lit Centenary Awards.
Student, Ray Plassard playing the flute.
'Hearing that the City Lit celebrates its centenary in 2019 put me in mind that I have been attending classes there on and off for over 50 years, half of its existence!.' Ray Plassard
Grayson Perry
In 2019, City Lit will celebrate its centenary. When it opened in 1919, City Lit offered classes in lipreading for soldiers who had acquired hearing loss from shelling in the First World War. And is n...
An old photograph of three women walking past the old City Lit building on Stukeley Street.
This year we enter our second century – an important milestone for any organisation.
City Lit tutor, Russell Aldersson at the National Gallery in London
Russell's connection to City Lit spans three decades, from studying British Sign Language at the age of 19 to becoming a fully qualified British Sign Language/English interpreter at City Lit and beyon...