A Short History

The Rix Centre is named after Lord Rix, known to many as Brian Rix, a celebrity of TV and Theatre throughout the fifties, sixties and seventies. Lord Rix is the Chancellor of the University of East London and President of Mencap. Lord Rix has campaigned on behalf of people with learning disabilities for over 60 years and is an enthusiastic advocate of the benefits of new media for this community.

The Rix Centre grew out of research at the University of East London and was established as a research centre at the University  in 2001 .  The Centre is part of the School of Arts & Digital Industries. The Rix Centre became a Charitable Organisation in 2004. Our reputation as a centre of excellence has grown and we are now working across the UK, bringing new models of practice in health, social care and education by using multimedia to give people who have a learning disability a say in their lives.