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Science and Literature Reading Group

Michaelmas Term 2017: Earth

This term the Science and Literature Reading Group gets down to earth. We will complete our cycle of themes based on the four elements by exploring how different authors have tackled terrestrial topics, from muddy slimescapes to sublime mountain-top. We are delighted to meet in an appropriate new venue: the Watson Gallery of the Department of Earth Sciences, home to the John Watson Building Stones Collection.

All are welcome to join in our wide-ranging and friendly discussions, which take place fortnightly on Monday evenings from 7.30–9pm. The group is organised by Melanie Keene and Charissa Varma.

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16 October – Stone

30 October – Ground

13 November – Mountain

27 November – Mud

Read as many poems from our muddy anthology as you'd like: