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The Reader Organisation’s Review of 2014: Part 1

2014 is fast drawing to a close, and what a year it's been for us here at The Reader Organisation.…

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Prison book ban overturned

Wonderful news was announced at the end of last week as the ban on sending books to prisoners in England…

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Bibliotherapy: Therapy through Literature MA module in London

If literature takes life as its subject-matter, what practical relation do books have to the lives of those who read…

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More research into the value of shared reading

Following on from two recently published reports by the Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society (CRILS) at the…

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The Reader Organisation’s Annual Report 2013/14

Following a successful 2014 AGM last week - our second held at our new HQ, Calderstones Mansion House - The…

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Read to Care: Shared Reading groups and Quality of Life benefits for people living with Dementia

"Isn't if funny? We come in with nothing and go out with all these thoughts." - reading group member, living…

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Social Business Trust’s Social Impact Report 2014

The Social Business Trust (SBT) has published their latest Social Impact Report, outlining and quantifying the professional support it has…

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National Poetry Day 2014: Which poems do you remember?

Today is National Poetry Day 2014, and perhaps fittingly for the centenary year of the First World War, this year's…

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‘It gives me a sense of worth again’ – A’s Story

At The Reader, we're opening up the wealth of emotional experience contained in great literature to people regardless of which…

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Read On, Get On: Ensuring children can ‘read well’

As the new school year is underway, news that as many as 1.5m UK children could leave primary school unable…

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Study shows Children who have strong reading skills ‘are more intelligent by their mid-teens’

A recent study of identical twins by researchers at Edinburgh University and King's College London has been able to show…

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Giving books in Wormwood Scrubs

The debate on books in prisons is still a burning issue since months after the announcement of rules to ban…

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