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We are delighted to announce three new City Lit lifetime Fellows

Story added 4th Apr 2017

Photograph Antony Gormley by Stephen White, London

 

Ruby Wax OBE is known for her extensive comedy and television interview career. Ruby has studied psychotherapy and gained her Master’s Degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Oxford University. These days she promotes understanding of the brain and campaigns for greater mental health awareness and destigmatization. As an adult learner Ruby is a wonderful role model demonstrating the positive impact adult education can have in not only enhancing mental wellbeing but also supporting a change in direction later in life.  We were delighted to welcome Ruby to City Lit to speak at last year’s  Mental Wealth Festival.

Nick Boles MP served as Minister for Skills in the Departments for Education and Business, Innovation and Skills from September from 2014 until July 2016. He was responsible for the dramatic expansion in apprenticeships and the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. Before being elected as MP from Grantham and Stamford in May 2010, Nick led David Cameron’s Implementation Team. He founded Policy Exchange in 2002 and was its Director until 2007.

As a renowned artist and sculptor Sir Antony Gormley OBE has made a huge contribution to the arts in the UK. One of his best known works is the ‘Angel of the North’, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England. Gormley won the Turner Prize in 1994 with ‘Field for the British Isles’. He has been a Royal Academician since 2003, and was a Trustee of the British Museum from 2007-2015. Gormley was knighted in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to the arts. Half of our courses at City Lit are in the performing and visual arts and we play a crucial part in the nexus of London’s Creative Arts industry.  Half our courses at City Lit are in the performing and visual arts and we play a crucial part in the nexus of London’s Creative Arts industry.

City Lit Fellowships were established by the Board of Governors in 2015 and are awarded to individuals who have shown a significant commitment to adult education in the United Kingdom and who have provided support and inspiration to City Lit and our students.

 

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