The Reader Organisation

The Reader’s Shared Reading groups come to Croydon

Posted on July 27th, by The Reader in Politics & Society. No Comments

Shared Reading groups provide an informal space to discover great literature

In September 2017, The Reader, an award-winning charitable enterprise, started a new project in Croydon. This three-year project funded by the City Bridge Trust aims to improve wellbeing, build community and reduce the social isolation of the older people in the borough, through the delivery of ‘Shared Reading’ groups. This year, The Reader in Croydon has … Read More »

What reading the classics can do for Croydon

Posted on January 7th, by Fiona Magee in Politics & Society. No Comments

Fiona Magee explains how Croydon got involved in pioneering research on the real-life benefits of great literature

Two months ago, something new and intriguing touched-down in Croydon Library: The Reader Organisation. Reading books in a library? Big deal, you might think. But as its founder, Jane Davis MBE says: “This is not just reading. What we do changes, and sometimes saves, lives”.

So what exactly is The Reader Organisation (TRO)? Seventeen … Read More »