SPELL (Society for Postgraduate English Literature and Language) are literally breaking new ground this term by kicking off events with a tree planting. The society is donating £50 towards the planting of a red oak tree (quercus rubra) on the boundary between campus and Victoria Park. SPELL Secretary Suzi Shimwell who led the bid to get the tree planted explained that ‘the idea came out of a brainstorming session – we wanted to give something back to the wider community and came up with the idea of an ‘apolo-tree’ – a tree planted by way of apology for all the paper we’ve used in the pursuit of our research’. The group is keen to see this move as the beginnings of a trend and SPELL President Rebecca Shuttleworth commented that ‘SPELL hopes this gesture will encourages other societies to consider giving something back to the university’.
The tree planting ceremony will be held on Wednesday 22nd January at 2pm and all are welcome to attend.
Please see below for details of The Short Story Reading Group, which meets in Attenborough 1315 at 5pm (with cake!).
Tuesday 14 January 2014
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
Tuesday 28 January 2014
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Tuesday 11 February 2014
Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl
Tuesday 25 February 2014
An Old Woman and Her Cat by Doris Lessing
Text to be provided
Tuesday 11 March 2014
The Full Glass by John Updike
Tuesday 25 March 2014
Lucky We Live Now by Kate Atkinson