All UCU students, teachers and staff are invited to participate in a communal reading event at the start of the new academic year: One Book, One Campus. It will be the first One Book, One Campus event in the Netherlands!
The purpose of One Book, One Campus is to stimulate conversations on current social issues, to enjoy reading together and to enhance the social and intellectual community at UCU. Let’s turn UCU into a giant book club….
Selection: Maxim Februari, The Book Club
Maxim Februari will be visiting UCU on Thursday night 13 September. Save the date!
In the weeks leading up to his visit, campus will be buzzing with activities, workshops and discussions. You will get your copy of the selected novel at the start of the semester.
About the novel:
The Book Club is an engaging novel about the power of the elite, about global trade and local responsibility, and about reading fiction. 30-year old Teresa Pellikaan gradually discovers a dark secret in her village when the local book club refuses to read the bestseller of her former classmate Ruth Ackermann.
“Sooner or later every person with a sense of responsibility joins a book club” (Randolf Pellikaan, Teresa’s father and a lawyer).
About the author:
Maxim Februari (1963) is a Dutch novelist, essayist, and columnist. He holds degrees in Law, Art History and Philosophy, and wrote a PhD on the limitations of rationality in economics.
He is a member of the Dutch Expert Group Aviation Safety. Currently, he is highly engaged in the debate about datafication, information and privacy.
Two of his books have been translated into English: The Book Club (2010) and The making of a man: notes on transsexuality (2015).
Book Club meetings
One Book, One Campus has started! You are welcome to attend one or more of the Book Club discussion meetings. No need to have finished or even started reading the book yet, but if you have a question, an opinion, want to hear a passage read out loud, or just want to discuss one of the quotes you read on the toilet, feel free to come!
The Book Club meetings are in Locke Lounge.
Fri 31 Aug 16-17h (chaired by Simon Cook)
Tue 4 Sept 14-15h (Patricia Canning)
Thu 6 Sept 16-17h (Agnes Andeweg)
Fri 7 Sept 16-17h (Simon Cook)
Tue 11 Sept 14-15h (Patricia Canning)
Thu 20 Sept 16-17h (Agnes Andeweg)
Keep in touch with what’s happening via our Facebook page.