‘Michael Rosen’s Alphabet Soup’ at the British Library

‘Michael Rosen’s Alphabet Soup’ at the British Library

On Friday 3rd May, ten students from the College’s Creative Writing Club travelled to the British Library to listen to a talk by the beloved children’s writer, broadcaster and journalist Michael Rosen. 

The subject of the talk was the alphabet, and particularly how it has been represented in print over the last 500 years. Armed with a slideshow of photos from British Library archives, Rosen took the audience through the history of alphabet books for children, offering a fascinating glimpse into how Western culture has celebrated the written word by introducing children to the playful possibilities of language alongside its social function. 

English teacher Will Rowley, who runs the Creative Writing Club, said of the trip: “Rosen’s typically engaging and light-hearted manner of presenting made for a highly engaging and often hilarious hour and a half packed with inspiring and memorable trivia about our ABCs. After the talk the students had an opportunity to meet Rosen personally.”

The Creative Writing Club is one of the many Activities College students are encouraged to get involved with alongside their studies. Find out more here.

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