The Swarthmore Blog

See below for the latest from the Swarthmore Blog.

  • Swarthmore’s Century – The book (Added 13/02/19 ) (News post)

    For a hundred years an educational gem has nestled at the heart of Leeds. Thousands of its citizens have entered its doors to educate, express and enjoy themselves. They returned to their homes and communities as potters, writers, painters, political activists or just more personally fulfilled. Swarthmore was founded at…more

  • Swarthmore’s Brickwork Restoration Fund (Added 21/01/19 ) (News post)

    This year Swarthmore celebrates its 110th Anniversary, and we are immensely proud that the Centre continues to be an essential resource for adults in Leeds. However, in order to ensure the Centre remains a viable concern we urgently need all the financial support we can secure to help reach our…more

  • Celebrating 110 years of Swarthmore 1909- 2019; A series of Debates, January 21st Universal Credit Debate. (Added 10/01/19 ) (News post)

    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…more

  • Charity Auction Now Live! (Added 4/01/19 ) (News post)

    Last year we were generously donated this beautiful hand carved and hand painted rocking horse by local wood carver and long-standing Swarthmore student. We have placed the rocking horse on eBay as a charity auction. All proceeds raised from the charity auction will go towards  Swarthmore’s spalling brickwork fund, if…more

  • Trustee council from January 2019 (Added 17/12/18 ) (News post)

    Following our AGM on the 12th of December all 15 Trustee places have been filled Our board of trustees from January 2019 Julie Badon – Chair Bob McAra Patrick Hall Ian Greenwood Freda Matthews Hugh Hubbard Margery Ellis Pammi Sinha Malcolm Walters May Belt Clare Wigzell Mark Woodhead Councillor Christine…more

  • Swarthmore Student has first book published!! (Added 25/06/18 ) (News post)

    Swarthmore Student, Katherine Morgan-Davies, has recently had her first book published and held a book signing event at the centre. Follow the link below to read the full story; Katherine Morgan-Davies

  • 2018 Counselling Application Forms (Added 10/04/18 ) (News post)

    Follow the link below to head to our Counselling Courses page which has more information about the courses we offer and also the application forms to submit; https://www.swarthmore.org.uk/subjects/counselling-courses  

  • Gift-giving solved! (Added 4/12/15 ) (News post)

    Give the gift of new skills or a hobby re-discovered! Why not treat a loved one to a Swarthmore Gift Voucher? You can buy any value you like so you can contribute towards or pay in full for a course or activity that the recipient can have the pleasure of…more

  • It’s Swarthmore’s Sparkly Christmas Party and everyone is invited! (Added 4/12/15 ) (News post)

    Friday 11th December 7.30 – late with live music from Bassa Bassa, entertainment and a licensed bar. Please bring food to share. All staff, students, volunteers, friends and family are welcome!