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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers

About UK RED:

UK RED is an open-access database housed at The Open University containing over 30,000 easily searchable records documenting the history of reading in Britain from 1450 to 1945. Evidence of reading presented in UK RED is drawn from published and unpublished sources as diverse as diaries, commonplace books, memoirs, sociological surveys, and criminal court and prison records.

To find out more about the UK RED project, including current specialist research projects of team members, events organised by the UK RED team, suggested reading lists, forthcoming conferences and seminars on the history or reading around the world, and other related digital projects, please follow this link: About UK RED

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