The Swarthmore Blog

See below for the latest from the Swarthmore Blog. The Swarthmore Blog is dedicated to showcasing the art, culture and history of the institution. You can also find details of vacancies and openings for teaching and assistance in the Swarthmore Blog section.

This year marks a 110 years of Swarthmore! And to celebrate we are embarking on a series of debates.

Swarthmore was established in 1909, and was always a place for open debate, challenge and providing people with an opportunity to speak out for a social injustice.

By holding these debates we are looking to bring some of that original philosophy back to Swarthmore, and offer an opportunity for open public debate in Leeds on topical issue

There will be a range of informed speakers to talk through the motion with a vote at the beginning and then again at the end. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Come and join us and have your say.

This is a Free event with a suggested donation of £3.

To register for your ticket please click here

Alternatively please email with your name and contact and how many tickets you would like.


Universal Credit Debate poster

  • Stay Home Stay Safe Activities (Added 26/03/20 ) (News post)

    We have been sharing a wealth of activities and ideas from people in the local community and on the web from teachers to celebrities. If you missed them on our social media feed you can find them here.   Activities from Swarthmore Education Centre Daily Exercise Scavenger Hunt Daily Exercise…more

  • Family Painting and Drawing Course (Added 5/03/20 ) (News post)

    Want something to do as a family? our Family Painting and Drawing Course is perfect to do as a family! We are taking enrolments until 11am 6th March 2020 for courses starting on the 7th of March.   For further information and to enroll please call 0113 243 2210

  • Women from the War (Added 2/03/20 ) (News post)

    Join us for our celebrations for International Women’s day! An afternoon of music, dance and afternoon tea from the WWII era. A lot of memorabilia and fun to share. Please come along, bring your memories and be part of our unique celebrations. Including special exhibition by Welsh Artist Patricia.  No…more

  • Crowdfunding (Added 27/02/20 ) (News post)

    Coronavirus (COVID – 19) update Unfortunately due to the on-going Coronavirus (COVID – 19) situation we are postponing our Crowdfunding Launch on the 27th of March. We would like to apologise to the people that have already purchased tickets to attend the event but postponement is the right thing to…more

  • Crowdfunding – Brendan Croker Gig (Added 7/02/20 ) (News post)

    Live Music Night Featuring Brendan Croker and others An evening of Live music from Brendan Crocker (from the 5’o Clock Shadows and The Notting Hillbillies) Tom’s Band and more to be confirmed to kick off Swarthmore’s Crowdfunding campaign for The Hall. Our hall is currently in a state of disrepair,…more

  • Traditional Irish Textiles (Added 16/01/20 ) (News post)

    Join us for this one day workshop! explore Ireland’s rich textile heritage of linen, tweed, carpets and design. Using a range of tweeds and linens participants will produce a textile item reflecting the Irish landscape. Saturday the 8th of February 10am – 3pm £18 per person, concessions £10/£6 for further…more

  • Ceilidh Night at Swarthmore – 22nd November 2019. (Added 11/11/19 ) (News post)

    SWARTHMORE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE IRISH ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS CEILIDH NIGHT. Celebrate an evening of traditional Irish dance, you do not require any dance experience as our caller will take you through all the moves! Everybody is welcome to join us , there is no formal entry fee as it…more

  • Teaching Assistant – Study Programme full time (NOW CLOSED) (Added 23/09/19 ) (News post)

    THIS VACANCY IS NOW CLOSED Do you want to be part of a passionate, hardworking team making a real difference to the lives of young people? Our Study Programme has an immediate vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. This is a full-time term-time only position…more

  • Teaching Assistant – Study Programme part time (NOW CLOSED) (Added 23/09/19 ) (News post)

    This vacancy is now closed. Do you want to be part of a passionate, hardworking team making a real difference to the lives of young people? Our Study Programme has an immediate vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to start as soon as possible. This is a part-time term-time only position…more

  • Curriculum Manager Vacancy (NOW CLOSED) (Added 2/09/19 ) (News post)

    This Vacancy is now closed. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, experienced, flexible and enthusiastic Curriculum Manager to manage a range of programmes including English, Maths and ESOL at Swarthmore.