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Sustainable City Week


Join us as we celebrate City’s 9th annual green week. We are hosting a whole load of events for students with a chance to get involved and find out more about sustainability here at City and beyond. Why not try…

  • Cycling your way through Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Making your own lip or beard balm
  • Swapping pre-loved items at our City Swap
  • Entering our Great City Bake Off.

Details below…

Stalls daily from 11:00-15:00 along Level 1 main walkway in University Building, including activities and freebies.

Free bike doctor, bring your bike along for a free maintenance service.

  • Tuesday 24 October, 09.00 - 12.00 at City Law School, Princeton Street
  • Tuesday 24 October, 13.00 - 17.00 at Cass Business School, Bunhill Row
  • Wednesday 25 October, 9.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square, main entrance
  • Thursday 26 October, 9.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square, main entrance

City Cycle Cinema

Monday 23 October 2017
18:30 – 21:30, CityBar, Northampton Square

Join us for a cinema powered entirely by pedal bikes.  Members of the audience can take it in turns to ride the bikes powering the cinema’s screen and sound. This year we’ll be showing the Harry Potter spin off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Entry is free and a variety of refreshments will be freely available for attendees. Register at

Big City Swap

Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October 2017
11:00 – 15:00, Main entrance, Northampton Square

Swap your pre-loved items for something new to you at our Big City Swap! Drop off any men's or women's clothing and accessories, books and small home ware items to the swap and receive a token for each one. You can then exchange your token for another item at the swap. If you don't have anything to swap, you can always take away an item in exchange for a small donation to the charity Life for African Mothers.

You can also donate items in advance at Franklin, College and Chiswell Street until Friday 20th October. Contact for more information.

Lip and Beard Balm Making Workshop

Wednesday 25 October 2017
12:00 – 14:00, Main entrance, Northampton Square

Drop in to make your very own pot of lip or beard balm out of beeswax from City's hives! Learn about City's bees and take your pot away with you. It only takes 10 minutes!

Bike sale

Thursday 26 October 2017
11:00 – 15:00, Main entrance, Northampton Square

Find your ideal bargain bike from The Refurbished Bicycle Specialists, a social enterprise who refurbish bikes and sell them on at very reasonable prices. There’ll be a selection to choose from on the day, ranging from £50 – £150, but get there early as there’s a limited supply.

Great City Bake Off

Friday 27 October 2017
13:00 – 14:30, Courtyard Cafe, Northampton Square

If you love baking, then take part in the Great City Bake Off. You need to include at least one sustainable ingredient in your bake. This could be something free-range, organic, fair trade or locally sourced. Entries can either be sweet or savoury, so whether it’s cakes or bread, tortes or pretzels, all bakes are welcome! Please bring your bakes to the Courtyard Cafe for 13:00 on Friday 27 October. Judging will start at 13:30. The overall winner will win a £50 voucher for The Gate restaurant, Islington.

Please email if you wish to enter.

For more information about Sustainable City Week, be sure to follow #SCW17 on Twitter @Sustain_City (

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When & where

From Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom