International Women's Day at City Lit

Throughout our history, City Lit has played a significant role in educating women in London. Empowerment through education, regardless of gender, has been at the centre of our activities throughout this time. Since we opened our doors, thousands of women have benefitted from City Lit’s broad and flexible courses, managing study alongside work, and other responsibilities.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, not only on Tuesday 8 March but all through the coming months, we have a range of courses available which explore and celebrate the significant contributions made by women in life, society and culture.

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  1. Contemporary American literature by Women
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 6 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Katie Da Cunha Lewin
    The American canon is dominated by white, male writers. In this course, we seek to rectify this by exploring the work of women from all backgrounds working across disciplines. Authors include Joan Didion, Claudia Rankine, and Siri Hustvedt.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £54.00
  2. Makers not muses: Claude Cahun, Eileen Agar and Isabel Rawsthorne
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chantal Condron
    Explore the work of three radical artists whose work and practice defied convention in modern art from the 1920s to 1960s. Discover how each artist challenged and transcended society’s expectations of being a ‘muse’ by living freely and making art in a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to collage, photography and performance.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  3. Focus on: Renaissance home
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lydia Goodson
    Step into the fashionable Italian Renaissance home for this one-day course. Explore how houses were lived in and furnished and study the wealth of decorated objects made for the home in Renaissance Italy.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
  4. Focus on: Cornelia Parker
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chantal Condron
    Discover the work of Cornelia Parker, one of the most engagingly inventive contemporary artists working in Britain today. Turner Prize nominee and Royal Academician, her multi-disciplinary practice embraces sculpture, installation, embroidery, photography and printmaking.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £42.00
  5. ‘Moral Anarchists’? the ‘New Woman’ and Victorian fiction
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Siv Jansson
    This online literature course looks at four different examples of the genre known as ‘New Woman’ fiction. It will run over four weekends and will look at four key examples of the genre: The Story of An African Farm (Olive Schreiner, 1883); The Odd Women (George Gissing, 1893); The Heavenly Twins (Sarah Grand, 1893); and Esther Waters (George Moore 1894).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £60.00
  6. Friday lates: women Surrealists in 1930s London
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 20 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    From the occult to the abstract, explore the art London-based, female surrealists and their unique contributions to one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00

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