• Kindle vs Paperback: Which Is better?

    Daria Paterek and Milena Lapinska This month, writers explored the power of storytelling, particularly when it comes to books. Writers delved into the novel vs film discourse, as well as comparing the film to book adaptations. In this debate, Milena and Daria dispute whether books are best consumed through Kindle or...
  • Nature In Literature

    Rory Beveridge The fascination with the natural world has engrossed humans since the beginning of written records and has been frequently used as inspiration for works of literature, art and other forms of expression. In the ancient world, there was often an intertwining of paradise, and an untouched natural...
  • Secret Spots To Curl Up With A Book On Campus

    Jasmin Lemarie On the fourth day of freshers, Jasmin shares some of her favourite places to enjoy a good book on campus.  As a second year English student, reading avidly has become a necessity for my degree. Whilst I struggled with the volume of books I had to read...
  • Have People Been Reading More During Lockdown?

    Gemma explores whether people have been reading more as a result of lockdown and which genres have thrived during the pandemic....
  • UK Festivals – Where Are All the Women?

    Music festivals are great: an essential part of British culture, they unite us in our common love of music and all its various genres and artists. In recent years, however, it has become abundantly clear that women get far less recognition and exposure in such events than men. Kit...
  • Summer Reads Scrapbook

    With university in far off September, the lack of deadlines and exams makes summer the perfect opportunity to read for fun. Perhaps you remember those summer reading challenges at the local library and fancy reading again, or you’ve got space in your suitcase for a beach read. Whatever the...
  • The Reading Aloud Scheme

    Take one: June 2016  University open day, a room in Portland Building that I do not think exists anymore, tote bags everywhere. Adam Rounce is giving a talk about something and the only thing I will remember is my maths-degree father laughing at a very literature-degree joke about Tess...