University of Surrey Roehampton
National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature
The Centre has helped to raise the profile of children’s literature as an academic discipline in this country and is a focus of international interest. The National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature is now a thriving locus of teaching and research, providing support and opportunities for historians, sociologists and dramatists as well as teachers, librarians and publishers. The Centre runs comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In 1995 the Centre undertook a survey of young people’s reading habits and how this affects their attitudes to a range of issues including crime and sexuality.