Antiuniversity: Reading Room Launch

19th June 2019, 6-9pm
Conway Hall Library, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL

We are having an official launch as part of Antiuniversity Now! Reading Room will be set up for you to read through our collection, with a newly curated section about alternative learning – if you would like to donate a small press publication, see our open call!

There will also be readings/performances by the four founders and selected contributors (TBA)…

Free, but please book a ticket on eventbrite and select ‘going’ on our Facebook event!

@antiuniversitynow /


Alternative Art School Weekender

22nd-24th March 2019
Ugly Duck, 49 Tanner Street, London, SE1 3PL

Aiming to challenge and reshape the current version of academic art education, The Other MA (TOMA) are hosting a weekend of performance, screenings, critical theory, alternative food making, group walks, talks on art and activism and collaborative workshops. Everything is free and open to the public. Please check the Facebook event for a schedule.

Reading Room will be set up in the space over the course of the weekend, and will be hosting a workshop, run by Birkbeck creative reading group, around the theme of “support”. Follow our instagram @readingroomclub for updates!

Small Press Project 04: Visions of Protest

4th-9th March 2019
Slade Research Centre, UCL

Running for the fourth year in a row, Small Press Project is an event inspired by the Little Magazines, Alternative Press and Poetry Store Collections at UCL. This year, the theme is ‘Visions of Protest’. The event will consist of an exhibition and collaborative project by students from the Slade School of Fine Art. There will be banner making throughout the week, and a public parade/march on Friday 8th March, followed by performances and discussions on Saturday 9th.

As well as displaying our permanent reference library of small press, Reading Room has invited 2 guest curators, Katie Forster and Jasmine Lee, to create a publication using resources from the UCL Special Collections. We will also have a “live publishing” event happening throughout the week, where members of the public are invited to use provided archival material to create pages which we will collate and display on Saturday 9th March as a collaborative publication.

For more information, check the Instagram.

Fast-Forward Feminism

7th-8th February 2019
UCL Institute of Advanced Studies

Fast- Forward feminism; Resist, Reimagine, Rebuild is a two day student- led festival, that encourages critique and speculation of a discriminatory education system that does not represent us!

Reading Room will be set up in the space for two days, between artists, academics and grassroots activists. Fast-Forward Feminism has a diverse programme of talks, discussions and workshops, forming a cohesive space of collective thinking, discussion and direct action to resist the current ‘neo-colonial white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.’ [bell hooks]

Check the Facebook page for full listings and more information.