saw 'The Shirley Society' re-launch and the introduction of 'The Union' meetings (which will be re-starting come October 2010). We met in the bedrooms of St Catharine's students, using hand-made posters pinned on walls and in the library to advertise meeting times and locations.Until the porters found out and forced us underground; locations became secret, and we would end our communication with 'Don't tell the porters.' Members came carrying poetry or prose (their own or stolen) under a given theme: beginnings, travel, time, translation, comedy... and shared their discoveries with the group. Throughout the year an array of visting speakers presented talks, readings and slide-shows: Sophie Hannah, Samir El-Youssef, Camilla Lewis, Nicholas Penny and Max Stafford Clark. A calendar of next year's events will be posted soon.