We have teamed up with Stapleford Granary to offer intensive Study Days on a particular book or theme, taught by leading academics. Stapleford is a beautiful venue, an old granary renovated into a fantastic hall for lectures and concerts. More information about the venue here.
We are delighted to bring the best of literary discussion to a wide audience, with accessible lectures by outstanding scholars, mostly from Cambridge. There are no pre-requisites for the Study Days – just a love of reading.
Courses February to June 2017
25 February. Alice in Space. Details here.
18 March. Tragedy, Past and Present. Details here.
29 April. Reading Pride and Prejudice. Details here.
13 May. Creative Writing. Details here.
11 June. Reading The Waste Land. Details here.
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Praise for To the lighthouse Study Day in 2016
- I learned plenty of new material and LOVED doing intensive study on a single text.
- I had a wonderful time! Really liked the range of topics discussed, and was so excited to hear from renowned experts.
- Superb – thanks.
- Well planned day moving from general overview to specific aspects, much appreciated.
- I enjoyed the day very much indeed. I hope you do more of them with the same structure.
Past Study Days
Reading To the Lighthouse
Our first study day took place on 17 September 2016 with a day on Virginia Woolf's much-loved novel of yearning, loss, love, and mourning, To the Lighthouse (1927). Three Woolf scholars reflected upon the novel from different angles. Dame Gillian Beer explored the wealth of story-telling within To the Lighthouse. Trudi Tate discussed mourning the Victorian mother. Frances Spalding talked about Cézanne, Roger Fry, and visual art in To the Lighthouse.
For a report on the lectures, please see our Blog page for 19 September.