The Institute of English Studies runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public. Use the calendar below to view upcoming events and to register for conferences and lectures.

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(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Sreya Datta & Dima Chami, 'Reading Together: Bibliotherapy and the ‘Everyday’'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
16 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Josie Billington, 'Reading for Life: Shared Reading and Mental Health'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
23 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Liz Brewster, 'Experiences, Interactions and Interpretations: Bibliotherapy in Theory and Practice'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
30 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Nick Canty, 'Bibliotherapy in a University Setting. Are Publishers Meeting Demand?'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
6 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Sara Haslam, 'Literary Caregiving in the First World War: Networks, Professions and Precursors'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
20 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Stefano Rossoni, 'Towards a Bibliotherapeutic Approach to Ageing Masculinities'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
27 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

Jenny Cattier, 'The Place of Speculative Fiction in Bibliotherapy'

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
4 May
Room 243 (Senate House)