75th anniversary: Microbiology Book Club
To celebrate our 75th anniversary in 2020, we are launching a wide-ranging programme of events and activities to showcase why microbiology matters and demonstrate the impact of microbiologist’s past, present and future.
Inspired by Professor Jo Verran's Bad Bugs Book Club the Microbiology Society has launched a project to encourage members of the microbiology community to get together and discuss microbiology in literature through their own book clubs.
Discover a recommended list of titles and more information on how to set up you own book clubs below. Share your book club journey with us on Twitter using the hashtag #Microbiobookclub #MicrobioSoc75th.
The Bad Bugs Book Club is an initiative set up by Honorary Member of the Microbiology Society, Professor Jo Verran. The aim of the Book Club is to develop public understanding of infectious disease. Formed of scientific and non-scientific members, readers focus on literature in which infectious disease is a focus and microbiology is a key theme.
Set up your own branch of the Bad Bugs Book Club and help us demonstrate the impact of science literacy, through engagement with fiction. Read through some top tips, as recommended by Professor Jo Verran.
To help inspire you to set up your own microbiology book club, we are sharing a list of recommended reads as provided by the Bad Bugs Book Club. Don't forget to share any titles you recommend using the hashtag #MicrobioBookClub on Twitter.
Find out more about the benefits of Bad Bugs Book Club in a series of blogs from current members.