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Gregory Leadbetter

About Gregory Leadbetter

Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University
3108, 2014

The Library of Birmingham – One Year On

By |August 31st, 2014|Student Life|Comments Off on The Library of Birmingham – One Year On

Among the first things you might notice are the faces of your fellow visitors: wide eyes, quiet smiles, inward pleasure. It is a year since Malala Yousafzai officially opened the Library of Birmingham and there is still a buzz of excitement in the air.

This Library is cinematic in feel, both inside and out. When the […]

110, 2013

National Poetry Day 2013

By |October 1st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on National Poetry Day 2013

Dr Gregory Leadbetter, Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University.

‘“What is the use or function of poetry nowadays?” is a question not the less poignant for being defiantly asked by so many stupid people or apologetically answered by so many silly people’. So wrote Robert Graves, as far back as the […]

2801, 2013

National Storytelling Week 2013

By |January 28th, 2013|In The News|1 Comment

National Storytelling Week 2013 runs from 26th January until 2nd February.

Dr Gregory Leadbetter, Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University, discusses the power of storytelling.

Good stories extend who we are. They educate our feelings, bring us pleasure, knowledge, and even wisdom. Despite this, in a world full of distractions […]

2401, 2013

Transfer Windows and Giant Killers

By |January 24th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Transfer Windows and Giant Killers

Professor David Roberts, Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Performance, Media and English at Birmingham City University, likens a predicted rise in academic research submissions to football tactics.

The transfer window is open. Ahead of the deadline, highly paid talent is being traded between the big boys. You might look to bring in two or […]