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Adult education and lifelong learning for 21st century Britain

A new report launching today argues that adult education and lifelong learning must be a permanent national necessity, an inseparable aspect of citizenship that is vital to addressing the huge societal divisions and challenges to democracy we currently face.

City Lit supports the British Academy’s Manifesto for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The fundamental purpose of learning is to cultivate our humanity, and the study of the humanities and social sciences lies at the centre of this endeavour. Learning how to be human, developing understanding our selves and each other, is what we are really learning whether we’re debating philosophy, engaging in literary study, or analysing and interpreting art and its history...

How Presidencies End

Mark Malcomson, Principal of City Lit and Tutor of the “US Presidents who made the post-war world” course; shares his thoughts on post-war presidencies as we approach the 2020 election in the UK.

Association of Colleges (AoC) manifesto and five key pledges

Today, the Association of Colleges (AoC) released their manifesto which sets out five straightforward proposals for the incoming government.

Join the Student Panel

We're recruiting for the student panel, submit your application by Sunday 24 November 2019 to join a team that helps improve the quality of our courses, college spaces and how we communicate with our students

City Lit honoured at the 2019 Festival of Learning Awards

Learning and Work Institute has announced its Festival of Learning award winners for 2019. City Lit has been awarded with the 2019 President’s Award and City Lit lipreading tutor Fiona Pickett has been chosen as the Festival of Learning Tutor winner. There was also special recognition for City Lit students Dace Miksite and Sylvia Rowbottom.

City Lit creative writing student and tutor co-author picture book together

A City Lit creative writing student has co-authored a new book alongside one of the Creative Writing tutors at the college - although they were brought together by chance.

Submit your bold business ideas for the Mayor of London Entrepreneur Prize

Entries are now open for the Mayor of London's Entrepreneur PrizeThe Mayor of London runs an annual competition where students from colleges and universities all over London are challen

Penny Joelson selected for World Book Day 2018 recognition

City Lit creative writing tutor Penny Joelson’s latest novel for young adults has been recognised as one of the recommended reads for World Book Day 2018.

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