UKLA Annual Research Symposium 2016

Reading for Pleasure: what next?

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This event took place 9:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday March 23rd, 2016
UKLA Annual Research Symposium 2016

This is the fifth annual UKLA research symposium. It draws together significant scholars whose recent research explores the nature of reading for pleasure in different contexts.

Chaired by Professor Teresa Cremin (Open University), our speakers include: 

  • Professor Ingebjørg Tonne, (University of Oslo), who with Joron Pihl led a fascinating collaborative project on reader engagement with teachers and librarians in Norway
  • Dr Rachel Levy (University of Sheffield), who is currently examining the barriers to shared reading in families
  • Dr Susan Jones (University of Nottingham), who is examining the dynamic co-construction of meaning in adult reading groups
  • Dr Natalia Kucirkova (Open University), who will be sharing conceptual work on reading for pleasure with children’s digital books

The day also involves an exploration of recent research undertaken/funded by key UK literacy charities.The symposium seeks to explore cutting-edge research which documents reading for pleasure practices in order to advance understanding of this concept, make connections and provoke debate about policy, practice and new areas for inquiry.

Following the success of the last four symposia, we recommend early booking to secure your place.

Download the Research Symposium flier