SAS presents: How to run a successful reading group by ‘Books on the Broad’

As part of St Anne’s Community Week & Giving Day, the St Anne’s Society are delighted to present: How to run a successful reading group

Join us on the 8th March Kate Wilson speaks about Books on the Broad and discusses how to run a successful reading group.

Kate Wilson (Educational Studies, 1975) has run Books on the Broad Reading Group since 2006 from its origins in Blackwell Bookshop, Oxford. The group quickly became active independently of Blackwell, winning the then Penguin /Orange Broadband Prize for Reading Groups in 2007. Subsequently,  Kate secured funding to hold two conferences for reading groups at Jesus College in 2009 and 2010 under the title The Readers’ Voice. This early engagement with the outside world inspired the group to move closer to its reading community, establishing a portal via its website through which to welcome new members, visiting academics, and, if the group was lucky enough, writers – indeed, at one point, Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing agreed to be the group’s honorary President, which she remained until her death.

If you’d like to set up a new book group or your group is losing steam, join us on the 8th March as part of St Anne’s Community week and learn what has kept Books on the Broad going until 2022.

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