City Lit Blog


Egyptology Day 2019

An opportunity to hear from experts and scholars about their work in the field of Egyptology, join us on Saturday 9 November for a varied programme for existing Egyptology enthusiasts and complete beginners.

City Lit Fellow David Lammy speaks to TES about the importance of investing in further education

 'Further education is the key to navigating our way of the mess the country finds itself in', writes David Lammy MP in TES

Lifelong learning – a route to help combat loneliness

Earlier this week the Government launched a new £2 million fund to help tackle loneliness across the country – to support organisations that bring people together and help them build social connections – we can't help but think that there must be a route for lifelong learning here...

City Lit supports Colleges Week

Following on from the success of last year’s ‘Love our Colleges’ campaign, this week the Association of Colleges is dedicating 14-18 October to Colleges Week 2019 by highlighting the amazing work colleges do and why long-term investment is crucial for the future of further education.

The City Lit Theatre Company present TABLE

Written by Tanya Ronder and Directed by Gemma Kerr, TABLE is an ensemble piece, combining comedy, drama and tragedy where actors are cast across multiple roles and play across age groups.

Ambassador Lecture Series - Dame Rosalind Marsden

Dame Rosalind Marsden will discuss her career as a British diplomat and her experience in conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and South Sudan. Join us on Wednesday 23 October, 13:00-14:00, free.

The Mesiah Within

City Lit welcomes a performance of 'The Messiah within' to The John Lyon's Theatre on Saturday 2 November 2019, an original play written and performed by Christian Franco.

Psyched! The psychology of human behaviour

This new City Lit - Birkbeck collaboration brings you lively evenings of interactive discussions on the psychology of human behaviour featuring cutting-edge science, experimentation and practical advice.

Practical ways to invest in your mental wealth

The Mental Wealth Festival (8-12 October) is a time to reflect on how we stay well mentally and emotionally. City Lit lead counsellor and psychotherapist Karen Dempsey shares seven practical ways to make that investment in your emotional wellbeing…

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