Feminist Book Club

Hello Feminist Bookworms!

A few years ago, St. John’s Feminist Society was reinstated as the St John’s Feminist Book Club and its take off has been astounding. As a space for everyone, the book club became a safe discussion place for themes surrounding feminism and often womanhood.

Over lockdown, the book club community flourished online as a space to share beloved books and articles from across the globe. And, as more social issues permeated the media in lockdown, it became a place to discuss issues of womanhood, race, sexuality, and class through literature. Through all of this we learnt that as much as people love discussing books, it is a very special thing to share your favourite books and explain how they have made an impact on you.

The president of the club, Naomi Wimsett, has consequently come up with the idea of an alumni shelf in the St John’s Library where past students can add to our collection and write in the book the reason for donation and what you hope it brings to the current student community. If you are interested in donating a book, please do contact Naomi or johns.president@durham.ac.uk.

After the success of their first feminist movie night in collaboration with Loughborough University Feminist Society during lockdown, John’s Feminist Book Club hope to hold more virtual events in collaboration with other Feminist Societies across colleges and universities this year.

Please use the links below to join their virtual community!

Read Naomi’s article about our isolation recommendations: https://johnschronicle.org/2020/04/17/johns-feminist-book-club-recommendations/

Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/johnsfeministbookclub/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2504073449859959