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Gray, A. (2018, April). Introducing 'Detective McLevy’s Casebook' and the Napier Big Read Campaign. Presented at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh
NO abstract available.
Gray, A. (2018, September). Cross Campus Shared Reading – Staff / Student Collaboration under Scrutiny. Paper presented at RAISE Conference 2018: Working better together: collaborations in student engagement, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
No abstract available.
Gray, A. (2018, June). A Book is More Important than Food. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 5, Florence
A Book is more important than food: collaboration with Streetreads, a charity working with homeless readers in Edinburgh.
Gray, A. (2018, June). The University as a Community: Cross-Campus Shared Reading. Paper presented at QAA 15th Enhancement Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University
As part of a shared reading scheme – the #NapierBigRead – the Publishing staff and Postgraduate students at Edinburgh Napier University are working together to encourage a sen...
Gray, A. (2017, June). A New Model for a University Press. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 4, Florence, Italy
Publication of pedagogical research via staff/student collaboration.
Gray, A., Penman, C., & Foster, M. (2017, February). Thinking, Doing, Publishing - Pedogical Research on the Go. Paper presented at Innovations in Teaching and Supporting Learning, Edinburgh Napier University
Joint Presentation with Christine Penman and Monika Foster
Available at - http://blogs.napier.ac.uk/teachingfellows/teaching-fellows-conference-2017-2/
Gray, A. (2015, September). Herding Cats without Taming Tigers. Paper presented at CRLL 2015 Conference - Student Engagement: From Research to Practice, Glasgow Caledonian University
Gray, A. (2015, July). Live Projects, Risk versus Reward. Paper presented at The Generation and Regeneration of Books, Montreal
The 23rd annual SHARP conference was be held in Longueuil/Montreal (Canada), Tuesday, 7 July, to Friday, 10 July 2015. Hosted by the Groupe de recherches et d'études sur le li...
Gray, A. (2010, September). Children's Reading Habits. Paper presented at Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Oxford, UK
Gray, A. (2009, October). Bolshie teenagers and boring books: pre and post Potter. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on the Book, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland
A 1989 report provided both a snapshot of the contemporary role of reading in children’s lives and a basis upon which policies could be developed in order to encourage reading...
Gray, A. 100 Years of Magazine Publishing in Scotland. Exhibited at Scotland. 24 June 2013 - 19 July 2013. (Unpublished)
Scotland wide, 24 June until 19 July 2013
Gray, A. (2017). #NapierBigRead
Created and manage website.
c.2,000 views since creation (Dec 2017)
360º social media portfolio: website, facebook, instagram, twitter
Gray, A. (2016). Publish and be damned: exploring problem-based learning through the establishment of a University press. In C. Penman, & M. Foster (Eds.), Innovations in Learning and TeachingMerchiston Publishing
A pedagogic research publication showing new teaching approaches in higher education. This collection of chapters gives voice to academics from different disciplines across Ed...
Gray, A. (2012). Publishing by Degrees
Created and manage public website.
Monthly views c.1,400
Gray, A. (2010). Merchiston Publishing
Created and manage public website.
Monthly views c.300
Photo: Streetreads charity accepts first delivery of books from Merchiston Campus.
As part of this year's Napier Big Read, over 1,000 books donated from one campus at Edinburgh Napier Un...
5 March 2018
Napier Big Read is Finalist in Campaign of the Year in 3rd Annual Herald Higher Education Awards, 2017
5 July 2017
IT is a little-known Scottish science fiction novel which nearly sank without trace when it was published almost a century ago. Today, it is rated one of the 12 most essential Scottish sci-fi novels o...
13 May 2016
BBC story on The Glorious Thing, forgotten novel by Christine Orr, published by MSc Publishing.
27 November 2014
Families staying at Rachel House Children’s Hospice, run by Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) were given special preview of Merchiston Publishing’s new book ‘Treasure Island: A Play’.
29 May 2012
29 May 2012
Avril Gray joined a panel of experts to provide careers advice for The Guardian readers. The Q&A – ‘Careers in magazine publishing’ – advised on the different careers available in the sector, and the ...
10 January 2012
Edinburgh’s sick children got a dose of Christmas cheer when 100 free copies of children’s classic, "Peter and Wendy", were delivered to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
To mark the ...
20 December 2011
Head of the Publishing, Avril Gray, is on the judging panel for the 2011 Professional Publishers National Magazine Awards.
These awards - covering a variety of categories including print,...
1 December 2011
The M Word
Wednesday 24 April 2019
5.30 (for 6pm) to 8pm
Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Craiglockhart
23 April 2019
Edinburgh Napier University
1 March 2018
1 December 2017 - 14 February 2018
Both event and exhibition at General Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh.
13 November 2017
Edinburgh - Craiglockhart
14 June 2017
17 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
30 November 2016
28 September 2016
Edinburgh & London
14 September 2016
22 February 2016
20 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 May 2015
21 May 2014 - 1 June 2014
7 March 2014