‘Shakespeare continues to be a touchstone’: Obama Shares Reading

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As he kicks back to catch up on his reading list, we reflect how former United States President Barack Obama’s love of books influenced his life.

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The Big Give: Helping people like Betty

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Ahead of the Big Give Christmas Challenge we visited Betty and her Reader Volunteer Julie to find out what Shared Reading can mean to the older people we want to help this Christmas.

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Valuing Workplace Well-being

Inspired by her fellow speakers at the Wellbeing at Work conference in London last week, our founder and director Jane Davis has been considering how Shared Reading can create better workplace well-being.

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Recommended Reads: Poetry and Dementia

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Continuing on from yesterday’s focus on dementia for World Alzheimer’s Day, we look at some of the poems which work well in Shared Reading groups.

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Recommended Reads: Poetry and Dementia

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Continuing on from yesterday’s focus on dementia for World Alzheimer’s Day, we look at some of the poems which work well in Shared Reading groups.

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World Alzheimer’s Day: Shared Reading and dementia

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On World Alzheimer’s Day we look at the impact Shared Reading can have on the quality of life for those living with dementia in the UK.

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Life As A Newly-Graduated Intern

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With much of the world in ‘back to school’ mode, many new graduates may be feeling a bit lost but fear not! Reassuring words from literature and our Communications Intern, Lauren Holland.

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Get Involved: International Day of Charity

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Today is the UN’s International Day of Charity, a day to celebrate the organisations and individuals who help to create real social bonds and inclusive, more resilient societies.

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A new chapter for Shared Reading in North Wales

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North Wales Readers bring Shared Reading to the top of  Snowdon

As the Make Friends With a Book project signs off, we celebrate the hard work of the wonderful staff who made it possible and the volunteers who’ll continue to keep Shared Reading alive in North Wales.

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People with lives: Combating chronic pain through Shared Reading

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Can you combat chronic pain through Shared Reading? Kate, who runs the chronic pain reading group at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool tells us how it can be as effective as traditional therapies.

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