KU Big Read 2017

Kingston University’s Big Read events

KU Big Read events are organised by Kingston University. For more information visit:

Kit de Waal at KU

25th October 2017

An Audience with Kit de Waal
17:00 – 19:00

An afternoon with Kit de Waal, author of the debut sensation and KU Big Read 2017, My Name is Leon. There will be opportunities to ask Kit your own questions as well as get your copies of the book signed. Location: Jacqueline Wilson Lecture Theatre, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, KT1

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The Big Read Debate

15th November 2017

The KU Big Read Balloon Debate
18:00 – 20:00

Kingston University staff talk about this year’s KU Big Read title, My Name is Leon, and how it relates to their own lives and work at Kingston University.
Location: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road, KT1

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Lemn Sissay

21 February 2018

An Audience with Lemn Sissay 14:00 – 16:00

This year’s KU Big Read features My Name is Leon, a moving story about a boy’s progress through the care system.This is an associated event with Lemn Sissay, probably the UK’s best known care-leaver. LEMN SISSAY MBE is the author of several books of poetry as well as articles, records, public art, and plays. He was the official poet for the London Olympics in 2012, for the FA Cup in 2015 and his edition of Desert Island Discs was ‘Pick of the Year’ for BBC Radio in 2015. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Manchester. Location: Lawley Lecture Theatre, Kingston Hill Campus, KT2 7LB

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