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BBC Four are showing an interesting sounding documentary on Sunday at 9pm called Why Reading Matters.

Here’s the blurb:

Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers. Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the world from different points of view, and she wonders whether the new digital revolution could threaten the values of classic reading.

Apparently the documentary will also be commenting on the pioneering project Get Into Reading which offers great read-aloud projects to promote community wellbeing. So, definitely worth a watch. I’ll be tuning in.

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