Reading well: exploring the new Leisure Reading Collection

  • Start Date: March 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm
  • End Date: March 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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  • Location: C1052 Medical School, Queen's Medical Centre
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We are pleased to present a set of talks by University of Nottingham academics and librarians, originally scheduled to mark World Book Day and University Mental Health Day.

The event will introduce the new Leisure Reading Library Collection and the concept of Bibliotherapy. The presentations will cover topics such as the importance of narrative, fiction and autobiography in approaches to health, well being and humanistic counselling.


  • Carol Hollier, Teaching and learning librarian, will introduce the new Leisure Reading Collection
  • Dr Charley Baker, Lecturer in Mental Health, will discuss the importance of narrative approaches to health, alongside sharing some of the autobiographical and fictional texts she revisits time and again that explore illness, health and wellbeing
  • Lindsay Cooper, Course Leader for the BA (hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice. Re-authoring the future? will discuss the use of autobiographical and fictional texts in a counsellor education programme that are used to both promote knowledge and skill development and for self care
  • Closing address by Carol Hollier offering advice on next steps, how can you share your experiences and find out more about Bibliotherapy.

This event is open to all University of Nottingham students and staff. Light refreshments will be available.

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