Book at Lunchtime

Book at Lunchtime title and TORCH logo against a backdrop of books

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 19 January 2022, 1pm - 2pm GMT: The Career and Communities of Zaynab Fawwaz: Feminist Thinking in Fin-de-siècle Egypt by Professor Marilyn Booth 

Wednesday 2 February 2022, 1pm - 2pm GMT:  Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle: Citizens of Nowhere by Dr Stefano Evangelista

Wednesday 16 February 2022, 1pm - 2pm GMT: Don't Follow the Wind by Nikolaus Hirsch and Jason Waite

Wednesday 2 March 2022, 1pm - 2pm GMT: Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow by Alexander Radishchev, translated by Andrew Kahn and Irina Reyfman

You can view previous Book at Lunchtime events under the 'Resources' tab.

Past Events