1919 - ?

City Lit is an adult education college in Holborn, central London, founded by the London County Council in 1919, which has charitable status. It offers part-time courses across four schools covering humanities and sciences, languages, performing arts, visual arts, deaf education, family learning, community outreach, learning disabilities education, speech therapy and universal skills. They took their first students in September 1919 which at the time, was a radically different approach to adult education. The City Lit's first four classrooms were leased from a teacher training college and City Lit is now the sole survivor of London's Literary Institute movement. In 1939, City Lit moved to its first purpose-built home in Stukeley Street, off Drury Lane and contained a theatre, concert hall and gym. In 2005, City Lit moved from its building in Stukeley Street to new, purpose designed premises in nearby Keeley Street, and include facilities such as studio spaces, for visual arts, drama and health and movement, theatre, and music recital room and they have also added new photography, fashion and digital arts studios.