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

Wednesday 20 January, 2021: Royals and Rebels -The Rise and Fall of the Sikh Empire by Dr Priya Atwal

Wednesday 3 February, 2021: The Political Life of an Epidemic - Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe by Professor Simukai Chigudu

Wednesday 17 February, 2021: Sophocles: Antigone and Other Tragedies by Professor Oliver Taplin

Wednesday 3 March, 2021: Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction - The Lodger World by Dr Ushashi Dasgupta

You can view previous Book at Lunchtime events here

Past Events