City Lit Blog


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.

The City Lit Theatre Company presents 'Blue Stockings'

Join us at a performance between Thursday 6 and Saturday 8 December 2018 in the John Lyon's Theatre. Performed by the City Lit Theatre Company, written by Jessica Swale, directed by Petina Hapgood.

Japan season at City Lit

Over the last few years Japan has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Celebrating students and staff at the 2018 City Lit Awards

The City Lit Awards took place on Thursday 25 October, celebrating the outstanding work and achievements of various students and staff from across the college, as well as the transformation adult learning can bring.

Grayson Perry received his City Lit Fellowship Award at this year’s Mental Wealth Festival

Award-winning artist, Grayson Perry CBE received his City Lit Lifetime Fellowship Award at The National Gallery as part of this year’s Mental Wealth Festival...

City Lit supports Love Colleges Week

In a week when the Association of Colleges are looking to raise the profile of the work of Colleges up and down the country through their ‘Love Colleges Week’ campaign it is pleasing to see that political influencing activity is at the heart of it.

Why it’s important to continue the conversation around mental health…

During the last few years, it’s been really positive to see a noticeable shift in attitudes towards mental health.

Homer Day - Saturday 24 November 2018

In partnership with University College London, City Lit presents a day about Homer whose works have become part of world literature.

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