Book at Lunchtime

Book at Lunchtime

Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to members of the University and the public alike. All events are filmed and added to the University Podcasts website.

For questions relating to our Book at Lunchtime series, contact the TORCH Communications & Events Officer at

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 22 January 2020: Empires of the Mind by Professor Robert Gildea exposes instead the brutal realities of decolonisation and neo-colonialism which have shaped the postwar world.

Wednesday 5 February 2020: Revolution Rekindled The Writers and Readers of Late Soviet Biography by Dr Polly Jones offers the first ever archival and oral history study of Brezhnev-era publishing and propaganda production.

Wednesday 19 February 2020: Imitating Authors by Dr Colin Burrow is an original literary history of imitation from an esteemed scholar and literary critic.

Wednesday 4 March 2020: Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing: The Direful Spectacle by Dr Jennifer Oliver examines a range of literary works with strong intertextual links.

Past Events
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