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Children's Reading Habits.

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2010, September)
Children's Reading Habits. Paper presented at Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, Oxford, UK
No abstract available.

100 Years of Magazine Publishing in Scotland

Exhibition / Performance
Gray, A. 100 Years of Magazine Publishing in Scotland. Exhibited at Scotland. 24 June 2013 - 19 July 2013. (Unpublished)

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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 (Unpublished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

Bolshie teenagers and boring books: pre and post Potter.

Presentation / Conference
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...

Using pre-arrival shared reading to promote a sense of community: A case study across two institutions

Journal Article
Baverstock, A., Steinitz, J., Webster-Henderson, B., Bryars, L., Cairncross, S., Ennis, L., …McLuckie, C. (2018)
Using pre-arrival shared reading to promote a sense of community: A case study across two institutions. Logos, 29(4), https://doi.org/10.1163/18784712-02904005
Seeking to improve student enrolment, engagement, and retention, Kingston University began a pre-arrival shared reading scheme in 2014–2015, sending a free book to every stude...

A book to bind us together: Staff–student collaboration on a new model of publication

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2019, July)
A book to bind us together: Staff–student collaboration on a new model of publication. Paper presented at Advance HE Learning & Teaching Annual Conference, 2019, Northumbria University
This presentation provides insights into a ground-breaking initiative in which academics worked with students to produce a new book, entitled “Innovation in Learning and Teach...

Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2019, June)
Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland. Paper presented at By the Book6
So far as has thus been discerned, no research has been conducted into the reading habits of homeless readers. This paper provides for genuine insight into the rationale for a...

Designing Learning Communities for All – An Overview of the QAA ‘Belonging’ Enhancement Mini Projects

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A., Brodie, J., & Haddow, C. (2019, June)
Designing Learning Communities for All – An Overview of the QAA ‘Belonging’ Enhancement Mini Projects. Paper presented at Learning & Teaching Conference, 2019, Edinburgh
This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of the QAA ‘belonging’ enhancement mini-projects that have been undertaken across the University since the launch ...

Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Gray, A. (2019, June)
Advocacy in Action – How A Publishing Programme Represents Homeless Readers in Scotland. Paper presented at By the Book6, Florence, Italy
So far as has thus been discerned, no research has been conducted into the reading habits of homeless readers. This paper provides for genuine insight into the rationale for a...

Live Projects, Risk versus Reward

Presentation / Conference
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...

#NapierBigRead

Digital Artefact
Gray, A. (2017)
#NapierBigRead
Created and manage website. c.2,000 views since creation (Dec 2017) 360º social media portfolio: website, facebook, instagram, twitter www.NapierBigRead.com

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Books to Homeless - University shows charity spirit with generous book donation

5 March 2018
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 University to ...

Napier Big Read Finalist - 3rd Annual Herald Higher Education Awards, 2017

5 July 2017
Napier Big Read is Finalist in Campaign of the Year in 3rd Annual Herald Higher Education Awards, 2017

Forgotten 1920s sci-fi novel by Scots author reawakened by students

13 May 2016
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...

Christine Orr and The Glorious Thing on the BBC

27 November 2014
BBC story on The Glorious Thing, forgotten novel by Christine Orr, published by MSc Publishing.

Yarrrr be Treasure in them Pages - CHAS get a Personal Preview of New Book

29 May 2012
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’. R...

Ask the Expert - Avril Gray provides publishing advice to Guardian readers

10 January 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 ...

Peter Pan brings Christmas Cheer to Sick Kids in Hospital

20 December 2011
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 publishing c...

Head of Publishing on Judging Panel of National Magazine Awards

1 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, digital and...