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KU Big Read Book Club Week 3 - Life Beyond the Comfort Zone

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Price: free

KU Big Read Book Club Week 3 - Life Beyond the Comfort Zone

This summer we will be hosting our second virtual Kingston University Big Read Book Club. We are extremely excited to announce that The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney by Okechukwu Nzelu (winner of a Betty Trask Award) has been chosen as this year's Big Read. During these unique online events, you will be able to hear a wide variety of Kingston staff members and alumni relate their fields of expertise to specific chapters from The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney.


The programme spans a wide range of subjects, from heritage and identity to fashion and art. These talks will be held weekly and will provide a great opportunity to connect with your new KU community before you arrive on campus.

Whether it's books, magazines or newspapers that attract you, television or film, pop or classical music, we all have our comfort zones – and these choices tend to shape how we see ourselves and each other. This week we look at differences within our new KU shared-read, which features strongly race, ethnicity, family tradition and how we were brought up. We look at how deciding to extend your habitual ‘reach-fors' can both develop your thinking – and your empathy for others. And we offer suggestions for why you should bother – and what you should consider reaching for instead. Our panel is drawn from a variety of disciplines and involvements within Kingston. What unites them is a shared commitment to being broad-minded, inclusive – and above all curious.


This week will be hosted by Mata Ayoub, Judith Francois, Karen Lipsedge and Helen-Julia Minors, Kingston University.

Relevant Chapters: 2, 5, 10, 14, Epilogue

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Alison Baverstock
Email: KUBigRead@kingston.ac.uk