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Living Knowledge blog

26 September 2019

Live event: The Novels that Shaped Our World

Novels-that-shapedThe Living Knowledge Network is a vibrant UK-wide partnership of national and public libraries. Together we share ideas and spark connections between libraries, their collections and their people. The network currently includes over 20 public libraries, the British Library itself, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.

The Living Knowledge Network is the only network of its kind in the UK and its activities include nationwide exhibitions as well as a programme of live-streamed events, featuring well-known commentators, artists and authors. Through this initiative, audiences around the country are able to simultaneously enjoy engaging events through live screenings held in their local library.

Upcoming event highlights include “The Novels that Shaped our World”. To mark the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, a panel of writers, journalists and thinkers (see above) have selected 100 novels that have shaped their world. Chaired by BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley, this event will be live streamed to up to 20 public libraries across the UK, including Leeds, Poole, Huddersfield, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hull, Pontefract, Liverpool, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, The Hive, Hampshire and  Libraries NI.

Find out more about the upcoming programme by visiting the Living Knowledge Network website