City Lit Blog


Congratulations to our Student Centre and Careers Services team

Congratulations to our Student Centre and Careers Services team on a successful matrix standard assessment

City Lit stories - Judith Pearson

Judith Pearson recounts her first experiences of City Lit. Describing a 6am queue to book a creative writing course and a surprise journey into adult education, completing hundreds of writing and drama courses.

Congratulations to learning disability rights campaigner Gary Bourlet for receiving his City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award

Last night, trailblazing learning disability rights campaigner Gary Bourlet received his City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award during an evening of celebration at our ‘We Can Change the Future’ event.

A Q&A with Max Carocci

Max Carocci brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as tutor at City Lit in our Anthropology team. We recently caught up with Max to find out more about anthropology and what you should expect from studying at City Lit.

City Lit workshops at The London Illustration Fair 2018

Visual Arts, City Lit present calligraphy, woodcut and comic strip workshops at the OXO Tower

Expert advice for people with interiorised/covert stammering…

Our speech therapy department at City Lit often receive enquiries about a type of stammering called interiorised or covert stammering. This isn’t surprising given (as far as we know) we’re the only specialist centre offering a course uniquely for people with this type of stammering.

Celebrating our creative partnership with the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Last night we enjoyed the private view of a photography exhibition showcasing the work produced by City Lit students and Chelsea Pensioners during a course held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

A Day at the Museum

At City lit, we believe that inspiring surroundings can really enhance the learning experience for our students. This is why we are delighted to be offering a range of courses at the prestigious British Museum.

City Lit - Learning for Life

Here at City Lit, London’s largest provider of short courses, we aim to promote positive mental wellbeing, with the view that lifelong learning provides us with a number of benefits that can make a real difference. ITN reporter Julie MacDonald, who has studied here herself, visited us to find out how trying something new and stepping back into education can give people a new lease of life.

Hear My Lips: Grayson Perry backs City Lit’s call for lipreading drive as hearing loss soars

In 2019, City Lit will celebrate its centenary. When it opened in 1919, City Lit offered classes in lipreading for soldiers who had acquired hearing loss from shelling in the First World War. And is now launching its #HearMyLips lipreading campaign is the focus for its year.

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