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City Lit response to 2020 Adult Learning Participation Survey

An interesting start to #LifelongLearningWeek with the release of the Learning and Work Institute's 2020 Adult Participation in Learning Survey. Here's City Lit's response to the survey.

The Institutes for Adult Learning response to the College of the Future report

Chair of the Institutes for Adult Learning (IALs) and Principal of City Lit, Mark Malcomson CBE gives his thoughts on the College of the Future report released today.

Print and media: old and new technologies combined

Print is a medium that offers the visual artist a remarkable range of possibilities for creative expression. Raz Barfield, Head of Advanced Programmes in the School of Visual Arts (and a print and digital media artist), talks about our advanced print and media course, and the exciting ways in which traditional and digital processes can be combined in forms of creative practice that cross conventional boundaries of fine art, visual communications and publishing media.

7 Tips for Mental Health and Wellbeing During a Pandemic

With a sizable percentage of the population under lockdown restrictions, and even more of us working from home – it’s safe to say that staying in is the new going out.

As it is Colleges Week, now is the time to shout about learning for life

Since the extent of the global pandemic started to become apparent, it is very clear that adult education will be crucial to post-Covid economic and societal recovery. Phil Chamberlain, Executive Director External Engagement at City Lit, shares his take on the importance of adult education in the post-Covid economic recovery.

Meet the team: Sue Doggett - Bookbinding and Book Arts

"The book has always been something I am drawn to as it is usually a hand-held object which a reader can engage with in an intimate way. You can play around with narrative, pacing and you can hide and reveal."

'A Tempo' - Online Private View presented by Tenfold Art, Developing Art Practice course

As a result of their Developing Art Practice course 2019-20, students have created an artist group, called 'Tenfold'. Tenfold present their first online group show, created in response to the notion of a ‘return to the previous rhythm’ following the UK lockdown.

City Lit welcomes new CBI report

This new CBI report, based on analysis by McKinsey & Company, shows that nine in ten employees will need to reskill by 2030 at an additional cost of £13 billion a year.

What does national identity mean in a globalised world?

The world has been becoming ever more globally connected over the receding centuries. How does nationalism, nationality, and national identity sit within a globalised world?

Climate Change

Large-scale human-made climate change is set to affect everything from everyday life to global politics and our relationship with the planet. Join us in exploring different aspects of this part of the human journey.

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