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As part of BBC4‘s Why Reading Matters season, a documentary will air on Monday evening (9th February), also called Why Reading Matters:

“Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers. Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the world from different points of view, and she wonders whether the new digital revolution could threaten the values of classic reading”.

The documentary will also feature the work of The Reader Organisation, and their pioneering wellbeing project, Get into Reading.

The Wellcome Library recently helped to organise an event held in Wellcome Collection, ‘The Reading Cure’, which showcased the work of the Reader Organisation, and discussed the relationship between reading and health. More details on the event.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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