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Vince Cable
City Lit Fellow Sir Vince Cable, economist, author, former Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, and former cabinet minister; will join Mark Malcomson CBE, City Lit Principal and CEO to discuss their ...
Professor Dame Mary Beard sitting on concrete steps outside a building.
Join us as we welcome City Lit Fellow Professor Dame Mary Beard, for a special talk and book signing event. Dame Mary Beard is one of Britain's best-known Classicists - a distinguished Professor of Cl...
Evelyn Glennie holding two handheld percussion instruments.
We are delighted to welcome international solo percussionist and composer, Dame Evelyn Glennie, to discuss her life and career with City Lit Principal, Mark Malcomson CBE.
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.

Sir Jonathan Miller CBE

28 November 2019
Our great friend and Fellow Sir Jonathan Miller CBE has passed away on 27 November 2019. Sir Jonathan was an active part of City Lit's family. He was the Patron of our Drama Department for the last de...
Andrea Levy smiling and sitting on a red chair with flowers on a side table next to her

Andrea Levy

28 November 2019
Our much-loved friend and former student, the best-selling international author Andrea Levy, who has died aged 62, honed her writing skills and confidence on classes at City Lit.
City Lit Fellow Malorie Blackman
City Lit will provide three annual awards worth up to £1000 each to fund study within the City Lit Creative Writing department. The awards seek to support and encourage the creative and professional ...
Image of David Lammy MP speaking at City Lit
'Further education is the key to navigating our way of the mess the country finds itself in', writes David Lammy MP in TES
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.
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...