City Lit Blog


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.

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

Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work visits City Lit

His visit was to learn more about the work we do to support learning for adults with additional needs, he observed a lip-reading class, an English class for deaf people and took a tour of the college.

Inaugural show '100 Portraits' at the new City Lit Gallery

This exhibition shows our 100 Centenary portraits; a celebration of people who contribute to making City Lit special. The photographs offer an insight into the wide range of learning possible at City Lit, from the skills and knowledge that tutors offer to the many talents that students develop.

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