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Featured Poem: This Dog by Rabindranath Tagore

September 12, 2016


A sweet poem for dog lovers takes the spotlight in this week’s Featured Poem from Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Life As A Newly-Graduated Intern

September 8, 2016

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With much of the world in ‘back to school’ mode, many new graduates may be feeling a bit lost but fear not! Reassuring words from literature and our Communications Intern, Lauren Holland.

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Read of the Week: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

September 7, 2016


Our Read this week comes on the recommendation of Angela Macmillan, editor of The Reader Magazine, who plumped for Wives and Daughters by Mrs Gaskell.

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Get Involved: International Day of Charity

September 5, 2016

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Today is the UN’s International Day of Charity, a day to celebrate the organisations and individuals who help to create real social bonds and inclusive, more resilient societies.

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Featured Poem: I wish I could remember that first day by Christina Rossetti

September 5, 2016


We enjoy a touch of the Romantic this week with a Featured poem from one of the most enduring Victorian poets, Christina Rossetti.

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Read of the Week: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

August 31, 2016

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A Read of the Week from Megg, North West People and Projects Manager, who recommends H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

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Featured Poem: The Sun Used to Shine by Edward Thomas

August 29, 2016



Following last week’s Gurney poem, we continue on the war poetry theme with The Sun Used to Shine by Edward Thomas.

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