Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Divinity, Pure Physics or English Literature...

Dotti Irving writes from London
I spent a marvellous evening in Newcastle last week, courtesy of the Booker Prize Foundation and Newcastle University. For some years now, the Foundation has been working with universities all over the country on a project aimed at providing new students with a unique experience in their first year of university.

The way it works is that the institutions liaise with the Foundation to select a writer from recent Man Booker Prize shortlists, whose book is then given to all first year students, regardless of their department or discipline. So students may be studying Divinity, Pure Physics or English Literature – they’ll still be given a copy of the book, free. 


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