Bookings for the NCRCL Open Day!

NCRCL Open Day

Saturday 13th May 2017 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duchesne Building, Ground Floor, Digby Stuart Campus

Welcome to the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature’s spring event for MA/PG Dip and PhD students past, present, and future! The Open Day is an opportunity to meet the NCRCL team over tea and cakes, celebrate current research, and hear fantastic speakers.

We are delighted to announce that award-winning Canadian author and educator Zetta Elliott, an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing, and distinguished children’s literature critic Peter Hunt, the first Professor of Children’s Literature in the UK, will be joining us this year.

Current students and alumni are all warmly invited as is anyone curious about the work of the NCRCL, and anyone interested in applying to the MA/PG Dip in Children’s Literature, or undertaking doctoral research at the NCRCL!

10.00 | Registration & refreshments

10.20 | Introduction from the NCRCL team

10.30 | Zetta Elliott: “Inclusivity and Indie Authors: the Case for Community-Based Publishing”


11.15 | MA Poster Presentations (a chance to talk to current students about their work), refreshments, and meeting the NCRCL team

12.00 | Peter Hunt:   “Wyrd Sister! Children’s Literature – Where We’ve Come from and Where We’re Going Or Why Children’s Literature Studies are The Best”

peter hunt pic








12.45 | News from the NCRCL and Student Prizes

Refreshments and cakes will be available to everyone. If you would like something a little more substantial, COSTA café in Southlands will be open.

At the end of the morning you will be able to visit the Children’s Literature Collection in the library with specialist librarian Julie Mills if you wish to do so. There will also be a pop-up bookshop selling second-hand books.

There is no charge for the open day, but you will need to book a place for catering purposes. In order to book please contact Madalina Miron: (please also let her know whether you are/have been affiliated with the NCRCL).

Photographs provided by Zetta Elliott and Peter Hunt.


4 thoughts on “Bookings for the NCRCL Open Day!

  1. Oh darn. I thought it would be in June again! I came to the open day last year but in the end deferred my start to September 2017. Will there be any more opportunities for everyone to get together, at the beginning of the autumn term, maybe?

    • Hi! We usually have a gathering for the new MA students in Children’s Literature at the beginning of the autumn term. Hope that helps!

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