‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ reading groups

This year, the University gave all new students the opportunity to pick up a free, customised edition of Douglas Adams’ science fiction classic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

This version of the book was created especially for the Nottingham Reading Programme, which was set up to give students a conversational ice-breaker as they settle into their new homes, encourage reading for pleasure and ultimately build a sense of community.

Join one of our reading groups to talk about the book and meet new people. Please let us know if you’re coming along by emailing carol.hollier@nottingham.ac.uk.

Wednesday 30 November, 5-6pm
A27, Greenfield Medical Library, QMC

Wednesday 30 November, 5-6pm
B Level Informal Seating Space, George Green Library, University Park

Thursday 1 December, 12.30-1.30pm
B Level Informal Seating Space, George Green Library, University Park

Thursday 1 December, 5-6pm
B527, James Cameron Gifford Library, Sutton Bonington Campus

Friday 2 December, 12.30-1.30pm
A27, Greenfield Medical Library, QMC

Monday 5 December, 5-6pm
B35a, Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus

Wednesday 7 December, 3-4pm
LG106, Hallward Library, University Park

Thursday 8 December, 12.30-1.30pm
B35a, Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus

You can also let us know what you thought of the book using #UoNFreshers.

Looking for inspiration to get started?

See what our vloggers Amy and Laura thought about the book in the below video. They also explain why the University decided to give this free book to all new students.

Thinking of setting up your own reading group?

Whether you’re thinking about setting up a reading group or just want to have an informal chat with friends, our guide to running a reading group may be useful. Download our guide for a checklist, suggested questions and more.

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