City Lit Blog


Why the 2020s must be the 'lifelong learning decade'

With all the political parties naming commitments to adult education in their manifestos and general election promises, City Lit CEO and Principal Mark Malcomson CBE writes in the TES FE News on behalf of all Institutes of Adult Learning outlining that the next Government and all politicians must see lifelong learning as an agent of social change and community progression.

Jewellery Showcase

Jewellery exhibition from students on the 'Contemporary Jewellery' and 'City Lit Beginners' courses - 28 November - 1 December 2019, 1 White Conduit Street, Islington, N1 9EL.

Pot sale, 5 and 6 December 2019

On Thursday 5 (13:00-18:00) and Friday 6 December (11:30-18:00), browse and buy unique pots and ceramic goodies at stalls in the City Lit foyer created by our very own ceramics students.

Quiz: How many of these languages do you know?

We are proud to be based in the UK’s capital, a richly diverse and multicultural city. In London, an incredible 311,210 residents favour a foreign language at home, yet only one in ten Brits can speak a second language.

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...

This Play Will Solve Climate Change

Funny, challenging, heart-breaking and hopeful, 'This Play Will Solve Climate Change' explores what it is to be human in today’s changing global environment. Sat 14 - Sun 15 December, John Lyons Theatre.

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.

Welcome, Advanced Art and Design!

  We are delighted to announce the launch of a new programme area within the School of Visual Arts, Advanced Art and Design.

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