Rural Reads Plus review: Winter Sonata

For the month of March 2015, Rural Reads Plus read Winter Sonata by Dorothy Edwards. We have the Dorothy Edwards Collection within our Special Collections plus it also a rural read, so the book fits entirely into our remit. Winter Sonata tells the story of young Arnold Nettle, who has left the city due to […]

Ladybird by Design: Fascinating talk with Lawrence Zeegen

A fascinating talk by Lawrence Zeegen with a pop up exhibition was held last night to celebrate the centenary of Ladybird Books. Let our University Archivist, Guy Baxter, fill you in: We were really pleased to welcome over 80 people to our Ladybird Books centenary event last night. They were treated to a really fascinating and enthusiastic […]

We the Humanities: A glimpse into our collections (and more)

Our very own Verity Burke, a PhD researcher in our collections-based research programme, is joining the international humanities Twitter account We the Humanities as this week’s guest curator. We’re pretty excited, and she has already been giving some great glimpses into our collections. @wethehumanities is led by a different guest curator each week; it offers a central […]

Happy World Book Day – 2015!

Happy World Book Day! Now in its 18th year, World Book Day aims to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. We hope you’re all celebrating by dressing up as your favourite book character and, most importantly, sitting down with a good book (print OR digital). Here at Reading, we’ve been spending […]