Book at Lunchtime

Book at Lunchtime title and TORCH logo against a backdrop of books

Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to members of the University and the public alike. All events are filmed and added to the University Podcasts website.

For questions relating to our Book at Lunchtime series, contact the TORCH Communications & Events Officer at

Upcoming Events

Week 1: Living I Was Your Plague: Martin Luther's World and Legacy by Professor Lyndal Roper.

Week 3: Greek Weird Wave: A Cinema of Biopolitics by Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou.

Week 5: The Oxford Handbook of Dante edited by Professor Manuele Gragnolati, Professor Elena Lombardi and Professor Francesca Southerden.

Week 7: Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle: Citizens of Nowhere by Dr Stefano Evangelista.

You can view previous Book at Lunchtime events under the 'Resources' tab.

Past Events