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Symposia and workshops

Members of the Research Group, especially those connected to the UK RED project, have also held a number of workshops and symposia aimed at academics, librarians, researchers, and members of the general public. In 2011, a number of Research Group members organised two one-day workshops to mark the re-launch of the latest version of the UK RED database and website. The first was ‘What were we reading? A Workshop for Librarians, Archivists, and Information Managers’ and took place at the Betty Boothroyd Library at the Open University in Milton Keynes on 24 February 2011. The second was ‘Using UK RED for Teaching and Research: A Workshop for Teachers in Higher Education’ and took place at the Open University in London on 25 February 2011. You can see pictures from the two workshops by viewing the UK RED Flickr photo stream, and find out more about them here.

UK RED project Research Group members held two one-day symposium in 2009. The first, ‘Women’s Reading in the Nineteenth Century’ took place on 26 March 2009 at the IES in London. Speakers included Christina de Bellaigue (Oxford), Rosalind Crone (OU), Ella Dzelzainis (Kings College London), David Finkelstein (QMU Edinburgh), Katie Halsey (Stirling), Naomi Hetherington (London Metropolitan), Gill Sutherland (Cambridge) and Mark Towsey (Liverpool). Please follow this link for further information about the symposium. The second was titled ‘The Reading Experience Database: the present and the future’ at the British Library Conference Centre, on Tuesday 29 September 2009. Speakers included Bob Owens (OU), Rosalind Crone (OU), Katie Halsey (Stirling), Simon Eliot (IES), Mary Hammond (Southampton), Stephen Colcough (Bangor), Patrick Buckridge (Griffith University, Brisbane) and Sydney Shep (Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand). Full details can be found here [PDF].

Marginalia in Vernon Lee’s copy of George Bernard Shaw’s The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism
Marginalia in Vernon Lee’s copy of George Bernard Shaw’s The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism (1928). © Shafquat Towheed (2008), reproduced with the permission of the British Institute of Florence.