Royal Holloway Readers

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Royal Holloway Readers is a casual, non-academic book club which hosts bookish chats and adventures! If you’re a reader of any genre from YA to nonfiction to graphic novels, this is the place for you to come discuss it.

We host meetings on all sorts of topics so whether you’re looking to participate in this term’s structured read-along with us or just pop by to find someone else who also can’t get over that one character’s untimely and tragic death, you’ll fit right in!

One of our goals for this year is to diversify what we’re reading as a group. To start with, that means nominating underrepresented authors and looking into translated literature.

If you’re a reader, a prospective reader, a bookworm, a bibliophile, or someone who just wants to be friends with any of the aforementioned types of people, Royal Holloway Readers is the society for you!

Email or message us to get the invitation to the weekly meetings!

Membership

By joining as a member, you’ll be able to join in on all the meetings, you’ll get discounted prices for any ticketed events we hold.

Events and Activities

At our typical meetings we get out the tea, juice and biscuits and discuss the book we’ve voted on to read over the course of the term. Our most recent picks were:

• Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

• Misery by Stephen King

• The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

• The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

• Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

This term the book we are reading will be A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini!

Readers also holds a few smaller meetings per month focussed on a certain topic such as favourite childhood books or movie adaptations. From time to time, we also get out to London to attend book signings and author events.

The Meeting Schedule is as follows:

11/1 - Welcome
18/1 - Biographies
25/1 - Book (read up to 8.)
1/2 - Chinese New Year Theme - culture/characters in books
8/2 - Sci-Fi
15/2 - Book (read up to 30.)
22/2 - Comedy
1/3 - potential trip to London
8/3 - Book (read to end)
15/3 - International Women's Day - women in books
22/3 - TBD

For example, on November 2019, we met author Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) at an event at Waterstones Piccadilly. We are very much looking forward to meeting new members and hearing all about what you’ve been reading this summer!

Contact Us

We're active on Instagram and Facebook @rohoreaders and we welcome all questions you might have in a comment on one of our posts or in a DM! We also have a Goodreads Group called RoHo Readers that you can join to see what the members and committee are reading and discussing online!

Preferendum on UCU Industrial Action

This referendum (which will take the form of a 'preferendum' due to there being multiple voting options) relates to the motion below. This contemporary resolution was proposed by a majority of the Officer Group under Article 7 of the Students’ Union’s Constitution.

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Officer Trustee Elections 2022

These Elections are for the full-time and part-time positions that make up the Students' Union Officer Team and School Reps. All students who are members of the Students' Union can vote in the elections.

10 posts are up for election.

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President
Stefan Stoica
Secretary
Katherine Ryan
Treasurer
Hibba Kamran
Vice President
Kanika Singh