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Open Day

2017-18

Friday 3rd November 2017, 2-5pm

The Centre for Children's Literature once again joined the University Postgraduate Open Day in the Faculty of Education. After talks by current students and the Faculty from 2-4.30pm, Children's Literature had a separate session with presentations, cakes baked by PhD students, and time to meet the staff and students in the Faculty.

Please view the poster for further details.


2016-17

Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 1.30pm-4pm

In 2016, The Centre for Children's Literature joined the University Postgraduate Open Day. There were student ambassadors to talk to in the Faculty of Education, Donald McIntyre Building, followed by the opportunity to sit in on a Master's lecture in the Mary Allan Building, and meet the Critical Approaches to Children's Literature staff for an introduction to the Master's course, with children's literature themed refreshments.

Please view the poster for further details.


2015-16

Saturday 14th November 2015, 2pm-5pm.Mini Grey

The Centre for Children's Literature hosted its annual Open Day at the Mary Allan Building, Faculty of Education, from 2-5pm.

The award-winning children's book author and illustrator Mini Grey was our guest speaker. Please view the poster for further details.


2014-15

Saturday 22nd November 2014, 2pm-5pm, Mary Allan Building

Dave SheltonWe were delighted to host an Open Day that once again invited visitors to learn more about studying Children's Literature at the Centre. Please view the PowerPoint presentation, produced by PhD student Siddharth Pandey, that was given at the Open Day.

We were especially pleased that Dave Shelton, author of Good Dog, Bad Dog and A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, attended the event as our guest speaker.


2013-14

Saturday, 26th October, 2pm-5pm, Mary Allan Building

Marcus Sedwick

The 2013-14 Open Day provided visitors with the opportunity to learn more about research in children's literature, the work of the Centre, and opportunities for study, including MPhil, MEd,and PhD programmes.

Things that happened on the day included:

  • A talk given by the celebrated author, Marcus Sedgwick, author of Scream Sea:  Elf Girl and Raven Boy.
  • Talks from current staff, PhD and Master students.
  • An exhibition of the publication, activities and associated awards in the centre
  • Posters showcasing current research projects


2012–13

Saturday 10th November 2pm–5pm

Guest speaker, author Mal Peet

You are warmly invited to join us for this year's Cambridge–Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature Open Day. This is an ideal opportunity to find out about research in children's literature, the work of the Centre, and opportunities for study, including the MPhil and MEd programmes.

Our special guest speaker will be Mal Peet, author of Tamar and Life: An Exploded Diagram

Talks and events are scheduled throughout the afternoon, so do come and enjoy the full programme – including tea and cake!


2011–12

On Saturday, 5th November, the second Cambridge–Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children's Literature Centre Open Day attracted another large crowd of visitors, and a great deal of interest in our full-time and part-time Masters and PhD programmes. After tea and the now-traditional themed cupcakes, local author Adele Geras rounded off the afternoon with an inspiring talk about the similarities between writing children's books and cooking.

Adele Geras giving her talk

Crowd at the Open Day

Cupcake


2010–11

A PhD student talking to one of the visitors

Talk at open dayMichael Rosen at Open Daycupcakes

The first Cambridge–Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children's Literature Centre Open Day was held on 12 May, 2011. Over tea and children's-literature-themed cupcakes, visitors had the opportunity to browse an extensive exhibition on Children's Literature and the work of Centre. We had more than a hundred visitors, and both the expressions of appreciation and applications to courses confirmed that the day was a huge success.