Read, discuss, learn and share
The UofG Alumni Book Club is a virtual forum for alumni to connect with each other, share ideas and discuss member chosen books.
Through lively and thought-provoking conversation members can explore a range of genres, exchange ideas and enjoy life-long learning with the global UofG alumni community.
The Book Club is hosted online – you can participate anywhere, at any time!
Participation is free - just purchase, borrow or download a copy of the book to enjoy.
A dedicated Book Club moderator will lead discussions, share insightful analysis, ask questions and suggest additional content, ensuring a great experience for all.
The University of Glasgow has partnered with Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru to bring UofG alumni this programme.
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
From January to March 2023 we will be reading Horse by Geraldine Brooks, voted for by our alumni Book Club members. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred, Lexington, who became America’s greatest stud sire. Horse is a gripping, multi-layered reckoning with the legacy of enslavement and racism in America.
How often will books be read, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?
We plan to start the book club by reading one book every two months. The texts selected will be lifelong learning, personal growth, novels and other topics and take an average of nine hours to read cover to cover. If you have between one and two hours a week to read you should be fine.
Will there be any in-person meetings of the book club?
No, the book club will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have Internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.
Is there any cost to participate?
Participation is free for all alumni and staff!
How do I get the books?
Participants can get books for free at their local library or purchase them.
How do book club discussions work?
The book club will have a moderator from PBC Guru who manages the forum where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the book club, share relevant articles and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for readers to connect with each other through the forum.
What exactly is PBC Guru and what do they have to do with the book club?
Professional Book Club (PBC) Guru is a book club management company that works with businesses, alumni associations and professional societies. We are teaming up with PBC to put this program in place for alumni and staff. You can check out their website at www.pbc.guru if you want to see more of what they do.
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