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02 November 2018

A Society of Readers - executive summary

A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...

02 November 2018

A Society of Readers

A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Quick Flicks (The Lesbian and Gay Foundation) Our Reading Group consists of 11 people. Each member came to the

Our Reading Group consists of 11 people. Each member came to the group keen to get on with the first book and was happy to be taking part. A lot of people said that although they enjoyed reading they simply...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Harlington Quick Reads group (aka Geek Club!)

16 different people attend regularly – a mixture of ESOL learners and literacy learners. None of the group were readers before the sessions started. One member had never read a whole book. The group meets weekly, term-time only.

13 January 2016

Case Study: ESOL reading group; Newham Adult Learning Service (NALS)

The ESOL reading group was set up to promote extensive reading amongst ESOL learners and provide a bridge to the independent selection of reading matter and into, or back into, more formal learning. It was prompted and supported by the...

13 January 2016

Case Study: ESOL Reading Group (Deepcut)

The reading group started in April 2011 and comprises of 10 learners, all of whom are ESOL learners. Six are military guards, two are wives of German military personnel seconded to the British Army, one is a Tunisian army chef...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Starbucks Readers, Essex Libraries/Braintree Library.

The group is made up of 1 man and 12 women in their late 30s and over 70s and is run flexibly, where members can join or leave at any time. Members come from a broad range of countries eg...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Cambridgeshire Adult Learning and Skills; Family Learning

Pulling a book group together from our target client group proved unexpectedly challenging. After several attempts, we began with a group of four women. The book group members are parents, unemployed and have an educational attainment level at approximately Level...

13 January 2016

Case Study: Blackburn with Darwen library and information service

The first meeting of the Reading Club was attended by eight adult learners from a range of classes run in the community by the Neighbourhood Learning Team. All the participants attend adult literacy classes but were keen to read more...