Taster Session: Walter Crane Research Talk

The NCRCL present a number of research talks throughout the year and we would particularly like to invite anyone interested in studying for the MA Children’s Literature at Roehampton to come along to the next one. Lesley Delaney from University College London and the Victoria & Albert Museum will be speaking on

‘Walter Crane and the Decorative Art of Learning to Read’


The talk is at 17.30 on Tuesday 27 March, in Duchesne 001, and will be followed by a chance to talk to members of the MA teaching team.

Come along for some wine and nibbles and a fascinating evening!

For further details contact Miles Shackleton or see the website

Delaney poster

NCRCL Conference: Children’s Literature and the Inner World


‘Children’s Literature and the Inner World’

Saturday 12 May 2012, University of Roehampton, London

If, according to David Lodge, literature is a record of human consciousness, then children’s literature can potentially offer fascinating perspectives on the interior lives of children and young people. This conference will explore relationships between imaginative writing and the workings of the mind. It is a chance to examine how authors and readers approach the troubling question of how we can know what goes on within other people’s heads, especially when those other people are children.

Confirmed plenary session speakers are: Philip Gross (University of Glamorgan); Farah Mendlesohn (Middlesex University); David Rudd (University of Bolton); and Alison Waller (University of Roehampton)

Bookings need to be made online. Please follow this link http://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?catid=74&modid=2&compid=1. You can find the programme and workshops under the tab entitled “More information.”

Please note spaces are limited so early bookings are advised.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Parsons, our Conference Coordinator: l.parsons@roehampton.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 20 8392 3698.

We hope to see you there.