Ways into Reading: Oxford CBG’s One Day Conference, October 12.

oxfordlogoOxford Children’s Book Group invites you to their one-day conference “WAYS INTO READING” on Saturday 12th October, 9.15 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. at Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.


09.15 – 09.45 Registration with coffee

09.45 – 09.50 Introduction
Jo Steele and Kathy Lemaire (Co-Chairs OCBG)

09.50 – 10.40 A Room Full of Friends – the appeal of series fiction
Victor Watson

10.40 – 11.15 Project X: The role of the reading scheme in the lives of 21st century
children Andrea Quincey, Publisher, Primary Literacy team, OUP

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee and Danish pastries

11.45 – 12.30 Ways into reading – picture books, story sacks and ‘Stories Aloud ‘
Author and illustrator, Tracey Corderoy

12.30 – 13.15 The comic gateway to Reading
Tom Fickling, Commercial Director, and Caro Fickling, The Phoenix Comic

13.15 – 14.00 Lunch and Museum visits

14.00 – 14.40 Mum and magic: children’s use of language and children’s dictionaries
Vineeta Gupta, Publisher, Children’s Dictionaries, OUP

14.40 – 15.30 Dangerous Books Andy Mulligan, Author

15.30 – 15.45 Narrative: the journey and the destination
Bill Laar, Education and Literacy consultant

Both members and non-members of the FCBG are welcome. Cost: £25 for members, £30 for non-members.

Lunch and refreshments included. The OUP Museum will be open and available for anyone who wants to visit it during the lunch period.

For more information please contact: kathy.lemaire@btinternet.com

You can download the application form here (.docx) or here (.pdf)

One response to “Ways into Reading: Oxford CBG’s One Day Conference, October 12.”

  1. […] If you’re in Oxford / can get to Oxford on October 12th, you should be going to this conference. The lineup looks amazing, plus you get the chance to make me rampantly jealous. Frankly, it sells […]