Looking at Children's Books
Postponed due to UCU industrial action taking place on Wednesday 7th March: John Bunyan: Advancing Godward in story and rhimes.
Cancelled: Wednesday 9th May 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm, Room 152, Philip Robinson Library: Maurice Sendak, but 'sc.' rather than 'inv.'
Apologies for any inconvenience caused. We plan to reschedule these talks in autumn 2018 and an update will be posted on this page in due course once dates are arranged.
In his series of Looking at Children's Books talks, Brian offers expert insight into the history of children's literature. View featured talks below and click through to watch the lectures, or view the full list of talks.
The Looking at Children’s Books series began in 2008. The talks are free and open to all. The talks are particularly aimed at adults interested in the history of children's books and children's literature collections, and contribute towards the professional development of Seven Stories staff.
Looking at Children's Books is presented by Newcastle University’s Children’s Literature Unit in partnership with the Robinson Library and Seven Stories: National Centre for Children’s Books.
The Brothers Grimm
9th March 2016
Out of a clearer’s skip
Faith Jaques, illustrator and fighter for “illustrators’ rights”
16th May 2012
Peter Dickinson and a loft full of paper
7th March 2012
The born illustrator
8th February 2012
Ursula Moray Williams and a lifetime of storytelling
11th January 2012
What are we talking about?
Elinor Lyon and Judy Brook
9th November 2011