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HRH The Princess Royal received The City Lit Centenary Fellowship in recognition of her commitment to adult education

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.

How much sign language do you know?

 Did you know that 24,000 people use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first language, but our research revealed that a whopping 94% of Brits don’t know more than two words in BSL? 

City Lit stories - Ray Plassard

'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

Festival of Learning Shortlisted Award Nominees 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 and Sylvia Rowbottom.

Q&A with Keith Clapson - Foundation art and design diploma

With the annual Foundation art and design diploma show opening this month we caught up with exhibiting student Keith Clapson to find out more about his work, experience of the course and plans for the future

CLFAD19100 - Art Foundation Show 2019

A free exhibition, showcasing work by emerging artists, designers and makers as they conclude their year of intensive creative study on the City Lit Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

City Lit bookbinding partner of the Rebecca Swift Foundation

In 2017, Contemporary Crafts at City Lit was approached by the Rebecca Swift Foundationwith the suggestion to provide creative opportunities for the three winners of the inaugural Women Poets’ Prize which is sponsored by the foundation.

City Lit Perspectives presents Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University

In collaboration with the British Academy and The British Museum, City Lit Perspectives presents Professor Ian Morris of Stanford University, Fog in the channel: Britain, Europe and the wider world since 6000 BC.

Women and City Lit

Throughout our 100 years City Lit has played a significant role in educating female Londoners. Empowerment through education – regardless of gender – has been at the centre of our activities throughout this time.

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