Gillian Anderson in London receiving her City Literary Institute Lifetime Fellowship Award.-January 26th, 2018.
Award-winning film, television, and theatre actress, Gillian Anderson OBE, received her City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award from Chair of the Board of Governors Dame Moira Gibb. City Lit Fellowships 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. Other City Lit Fellows include prominent politicians Sir Vince Cable and Nick Boles MP, Chief Executive of Thames Reach Jeremy Swain, mental health campaigner Ruby Wax OBE, and acclaimed authors Andrea Levy and Malorie Blackman OBE.
Gillian Anderson OBE said: “Before I visited City Lit in 2013, I had looked through what you do here and the lives you have helped transform, and on that first visit, it was such a privilege to hear just some of the stories of those impacted by such opportunity, I was overwhelmed. What an extraordinary gift to the community, and to this wonderful city.
I still applaud the hard work and dedication of those who come here as adults to try something new, follow a passion or embrace a second chance.
It’s a huge honour for me to receive this Lifetime Fellowship and to celebrate this phenomenal college and I remain so glad you exist for the community of London”.