Staff and students invited to The Great Read discussion events

All staff and students are invited to two events celebrating this year’s Great Read anthology Changing Natures.

Organised by the Department of English, these roundtable discussions explore stories from the anthology in relation to two provocations, ‘Matters of Life and Death’ and ‘What is right?’. The events will include contributions from the prize-winning student and staff authors. Together we’ll consider big questions both existential and ethical, and ask how writing and reading can help us answer them.

Event: Matters of Life and Death

This event will consider the stories ‘A Cadaver’s Guide to Referenda’, ‘The Demon Lover’, ‘Nothing Rests’ and ‘The Last Question’.

In conversation with Will Slocombe from the Department of English will be Sammy Ali (medical student, and author of ‘A Cadaver’s Guide to Referenda’), Frank Shovlin (Institute of Irish Studies, and author of ‘Nothing Rests’) and Ciara Kierans (Public Health, Policy and Systems).

When: Monday, 15 November, 5-6pm

Where: Attend via Zoom – register to attend here:

Event: What is right?

This event will explore the stories ‘Shooting an Elephant’, ‘Recitatif’ and ‘Loggerhead’.

In conversation with Sophie Oliver and Danny O’Connor from the Department of English will be Saul Leslie (doctoral student in English, and author of ‘Loggerhead’), Liz Sheffield (Earth and Ocean Sciences) and Michael Hauskeller (Philosophy).

When: Monday, 6 December, 5-6pm

Where: Attend via Zoom – register to attend here