To celebrate World Book Day, we asked Chris Frith FBA – psychologist and professor emeritus at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College London – to talk us through a few of the books that have made an impression on him.
To mark World Book Day, we asked our Fellows to pick out those books – fiction or non-fiction, literature, drama or poetry – that made a big impression on them growing up.
Here’s what they chose.
This question has been debated in the media and explored in research for some time as the ‘gender reading gap’ has been persistent in England and internationally. Yet the approach taken has often looked at ‘boys’ as a uniform group and ignores the differences between sub-groups of boys in terms of their ethnicity and social class. These aspects of identity can be just as important as gender when it comes to reading.