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Leeds Alumni Book Club

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Love books?

We know how much many of our alumni like to read. That's why we've set up this perfect way for you to talk about books with other alumni.

Join our book club.

May to July selection

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

'This riverine novel has a mood and feel of a ghost story told late into the night, and will win over readers who enjoy a touch of old-age entertainment'
The Financial Times

Join us as we read Once Upon a River, a multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age.

Join our Leeds Alumni Book Club and talk about the book with other Leeds alumni. It's free to join!


How do the book club discussions work?

A moderator will lead your conversations, encourage debate, suggest points to consider and share relevant articles. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for Leeds alumni to connect with each other. The moderator is from the company PBC Guru, who are helping us run the club. 

Will the book club meet in person?

No. The book club will be entirely online. This means that alumni all over the world can take part and we’ll all benefit from a diverse range of perspectives.

How often will books be read and what is the time commitment?

One or two hours a week should be enough to keep you on track with the Leeds Alumni Book Club. We will read a book every two months. There’s no required participation in group discussions so if you find yourself short on time, don't stress.

How do I get hold of the books?

You will need to supply your own book. The book can be physical or digital.

How much do I have to pay?

You're lucky. As a Leeds alum, you don't need to pay for the book club.

How are books selected?

Your club will vote to decide which book we read next. You'll be invited to suggest books for inclusion in these regular voting sessions.

I'm in - How do I join?

Register for free here.

For more details, feel free to email us

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