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The City Circle is an open circle for open minds

January 1999 was like any other January: cold and dark.  It was Friday after work and a room had been booked at Toynbee Hall on Commercial Street in East London, a stone throw from the City’s square mile.  The small group that met on that cold winter’s evening were an eclectic bunch: a mix of backgrounds, interests, views, qualifications, religious affiliations.  They all yearned for something different and relevant. They were all there for what felt like the start of an adventure. Where that adventure might lead no one foresaw.  It was unclear what the plan was – or even if there was one.  No manifesto was written nor grand strategy drafted – the group was free of even these constraints.  Free to evolve and to continue to re-invent itself.  Free to remain relevant.   The City Circle was born that night. 

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We would like to thank everyone who for took the time to join us for a wonderful evening of socializing and good food at the CC Social on 16th August 2013.  

We aim to support good causes and on this occasion in addition to supporting the City Circle, we were supporting the building of the new West London Islamic Centre in Ealing (WLIC).  

The WLIC is a unique project in West London that will serve the community for generations to come Insha Allah. Those who wish to contribute to WLIC project, you can do so online here: http://www.wlicnewmasjid.org/donate.php

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Recent articles in The Guardian (7 Aug 2013) and The Huffington Post (15 Aug 2013) state that the campaign for the Inclusive Mosque Initiative (IMI) is being supported by City Circle. However, we would like to clarify that City Circle has not offered its support for this initiative and both publications have now amended their articles.

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At City Circle Saturday School we are proud of all our students but none more so than Hibba Mazhary who recently completed her A'level exams and achieved four A*s. Although we are sad to see Hibba leave Saturday School this year, we would like to wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life, studying Geography at Oxford university. This year Hibba was also awarded 'Student of the year', out of 1300 students, at Holland Park School. When asked about her experience at City Circle Saturday School, Hibba said:

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