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A variety of talks to celebrate World Book Day

In celebration of World Book Day and the wonderful world of books, this week has seen the library transformed into an events space.  Students and staff have been invited to hear two very different talks. Tuesday saw our Writer-in-Residence Dan Abnett talking about Comics and Graphic Novels to an audience of avid fans. Yesterday, we welcomed three former BBC journalists: Julia George, Julia Wheelan and Sian Williams to discuss what books mean to them. This was a conversation that spanned a huge variety of books – fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, audiobooks - and a surprise. The Kinder Egg of events.

I really enjoyed both talks and thought they were both very interesting.  It was very interesting to hear Dan Abnett's talk and it was a great insight on the world of comics and how they work. I also really enjoyed Julia George, Julia Wheeler and Sian Williams' talk and I thought it was very interesting to hear all that they had to say about books. I really, really enjoyed it and was delighted to have the opportunity to come!


Today was great as well! I felt quite emotional thinking about all the reading I did as a child.

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