Category Archives: engage

A ‘great’ collaborative project by Antonella Castelvedere

Amongst the excellent resources available in the Great Writers Inspire collections there’s a lecture by Professor Peter McDonald on J.M. Coetzee which inspires the audience by challenging the notion of great writers as ‘spotless icons serenely floating above the murky … Continue reading

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Some thoughts after ‘Engage’ by Erin Sullivan

As a Lecturer at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, I would say that I work on a daily basis with a great writer, although I don’t stop and think about what this term means to me as much as … Continue reading

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After Engage by Roisin Hancock

It’s been a busy first week back at school. This time of year involves includes the mad rush of submitting coursework, the realisation that Y13 students are firmly headed out of school and (mostly) off to university, and Y12 students … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Engage workshop by Candice Satchwell

Thinking about inspiration, and what inspires us as teachers, and our students as eager learners, is something we might not often have time to do. As a lecturer in higher education within a further education college (HE in FE), I … Continue reading

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Engage event: On becoming a good reader, by Karen Johnson

The most illuminating talk for me was the four short lectures on what is a great writer. Ideas revolved around audiences, institutions, politics and – a lovely question – are you a great reader? It’s a question I’ve avoided for … Continue reading

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Engage Event: Where We Go From Here

For me the take-away from the two day Engage Event was where we can go with the Great Writers Inspire website from here. We have six months left on the project (unless any eccentric billionaires feel like funding us for longer), so … Continue reading

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Engaging with Ourselves: The Inspiration of Encountering Great Writing by Sandy Braddick

I find that inspiration is often gained through contact with enthusiasm, genuine expertise or entertaining ideas that signpost new journeys with a writer. The author’s concentrated focus on themes and ideas can reveal new delights, depth and a new appreciation … Continue reading

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Engage Event: Some Personal Reflections

My most salient recollection from last week’s Engage Event is the enormous amount of enthusiasm circulating around the small and somewhat-stuffy windowless room in Oxford University Computing Services. We were not a huge group – around 12 external delegates, about … Continue reading

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Engage Event: Building Collections 2

We’re coming to the end of our Engage Event. It’s been a great couple of days. To finish off the day, we’re talking about building online collections. Below are some salient points from our discussions. Which writers do we want? … Continue reading

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Engage Event: Building Collections (Part 1)

We’ve now come to the part of the workshop where attendees explore the website and open educational resources to create their own collections, add to existing collections, or let us know what should be added to Great Writers Inspire. Many … Continue reading

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