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Thursday, December 01, 2011

SciReadr Book Group Meeting

Cover When I announced yesterday's SciReadr Book Group meeting, I blogged about it, posted it on Google+ and sent an email to around 600 people. I got 14 replies, all of which asked, Is it compulsory?

So it was quite a pleasant surprise that we managed to double the attendance at the previous meeting, and although the turnout was small, had a good discussion about Nick Lane's Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution. (It's a thumbs up Nick, they liked it - much better than the drubbing they gave Bill Bryson last time.)

We also talked about the best time for book group meetings (there isn't one?), whether the student reps could encourage people to attend the next meeting, what you say to people who ask "Is it compulsory?" (It'll look good on your c.v.) and making colourful posters to advertise the next meeting.

One of the perks of coming to the book group is that you get to pick the book for the next meeting, and the students picked The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

See you next term :-)


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