What 'Walden' can tell us about social distancing and focusing on life's essentials

'Walden,' published in 1854, is a manual for solitude with a purpose.

Robert M. Thorson, Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  literature  books  environmentalism  materialism  us-history  massachusetts  solitude  henry-david-thoreau  covid-19  social-distancing

Coronavirus: five books to keep young people happy during lockdown – children's author

A children's novelist chooses her favourite books to keep young people happy and absorbed while stuck at home.

Mimi Thebo, Reader in Creative Writing, University of Bristol • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  literature  reading  coronavirus  terry-pratchett  childrens-books  childrens-picture-books

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