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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 »

Liverpool University, Goldsmiths College London and Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital Trust to run research project in Croydon on the value of reading

Posted on November 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Researchers from the universities of Liverpool and London are seeking participants for a research project, to carried out in Croydon Town Centre, on the value of reading literary classics. 

Release begins: Liverpool University together with Goldsmiths University, is running a 3 year research project, funded by Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital Trust, which seeks to establish and explore the benefits of shared reading. Previous research has shown a … Read More »