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Big Read: Alumni Chapter

Everything is Everything book cover"I'm so chuffed and I hope all those taking part will enjoy the experience and find something that resonates for them in my book."
Big Read 2024 author Clive Myrie

Join the conversation with Kingston University alumni, students and staff for the 10th Big Read! The Big Read brings together Kingston's community through a shared reading experience and offers opportunities to learn together and enhance our understanding of the world.

Big Read 2024

This year's Kingston University Big Read book is Everything is Everything: A Memoir of Love, Hate & Hope by multi-award winning journalist Clive Myrie. As a Bolton teenager with a paper round, Clive Myrie read all the newspapers he delivered from cover to cover and dreamed of becoming a journalist. In this deeply personal memoir, Clive reflects on how being black has affected his perspective on issues he's encountered in thirty years reporting some of the biggest stories of our time.

Clive Myrie is a British journalist, news anchor and presenter who works for the BBC. He is a two-time BAFTA nominee and two-time Emmy nominee. He's won the prestigious David Bloom Award for broadcast journalism in America and a Peabody Award for his reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Since August 2021, he has been the host of the long-running BBC quiz shows Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind.

Big Read Book Club

  • 21 August to 18 September 2024

The Big Read team will be hosting weekly discussions with a panel of Kingston University special guests, exploring different themes from Everything is Everything, such as the Windrush generation, policing and justice systems, migrant workers and the NHS, and the role of journalists.

Order your copy

A special edition of Everything is Everything is available to Kingston alumni for £11 (UK Delivery) or £13 (International Delivery). Order your copy via the Big Read: Alumni Chapter order form below.

Delivery note: We hope you will receive your book within 10 working days of placing your order.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with us at alumni@kingston.ac.uk. Thank you.

Inspire the Future

Proceeds from the Big Read: Alumni Chapter will support Kingston University initiatives like Care Leaver Bursaries, the Student Hardship Fund and Opportunities Fund, with the goal of inspiring excellence and access for all students at Kingston University. If you would like to contribute to the Inspire the Future campaign, please use the 'Donation' option below. Thank you.

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Contact us

Development, Alumni Relations and Engagement (DARE)
Crescent House
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 3664
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