City Lit Blog


City Lit welcomes new CBI report

This new CBI report, based on analysis by McKinsey & Company, shows that nine in ten employees will need to reskill by 2030 at an additional cost of £13 billion a year.

What does national identity mean in a globalised world?

The world has been becoming ever more globally connected over the receding centuries. How does nationalism, nationality, and national identity sit within a globalised world?

Climate Change

Large-scale human-made climate change is set to affect everything from everyday life to global politics and our relationship with the planet. Join us in exploring different aspects of this part of the human journey.

The Ottoman Empire

Founded in Anatolia in the 13th century by a Turkic dynasty, the Ottoman Empire would come to conquer and rule vast lands and an ever-growing number of peoples across Western Asia (the Middle East), Southeastern Europe and Northern Africa.

Space to Think

When the pandemic hit I felt the need to reengage with philosophy on a deeper level. I reflected on how Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Breton were helpful or not. In the end I decided that what was most helpful was the act of thinking itself.

Professional Practice Modules | City Lit Visual Arts

Raz Barfield, Head of Advanced Programmes, introduces a range of new professional practice workshops launching in the School of Visual Arts. While they’re designed to provide skills and knowledge for students on our own advanced courses, the new workshops are also open to students of creative subjects in Higher Education, or professionals in the creative industries. With a modular structure, these highly focused one-day workshops allow you to ‘fill in the gaps’ in specific areas of knowledge, or you can pick and mix to create a modular course of your own design.

Facing the fear of contemporary art

This article explores the challenges and pleasures of Contemporary Art, encouraging you to visit, study, and experience the richness and madness of 21st Century culture. Author Ian Tucknott is a teacher of contemporary art, art history and art theory, and is Head of School for the Humanities & Sciences.

Meet the team: Dee Shulman, Children’s Book Illustration

At the start of a new term we thought we’d introduce some of our team who lead on our flagship City Lit Arts courses. These are courses which deliver a more in-depth level of learning for students. First up Dee Shulman who teaches Children’s Book Illustration.

City Lit welcomes new Government announcements for a new Lifetime Skills Guarantee

In welcoming the Prime Minister’s commitment today to a new Lifetime Skills Guarantee, Mark Malcomson, CEO of City Lit and Chair of the Institutes of Adult Learning, said: “At this immensely challenging time, we’re glad to see the Prime Minister’s keenness in addressing adult skills, and ensuring that lifelong learning has a central place in the recovery strategy for this country, post Covid19.

Q&A with City Lit student Josephine Capone

We recently caught up with former City Lit performing arts student Josephine Capone...

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