Member Profile

Miss Kayleigh Betterton
Academic Status:
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
Cultural Studies
Literary Studies
Other Scholarly Societies:
President of the Society of Bibliophiles
Research Interests:
Kayleigh Betterton is a second-year Ph.D. student at Birkbeck College and a full-time English teacher at Bedford School. Her thesis is on the Disposal of Books and Dismantling of Book Collections at the Fin-de-Siècle and examines the practice of bibliophilia, book exchange and cult of material-culture. She was awarded the University of London's first Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize whilst studying for her MA in Victorian Studies, also at Birkbeck. The prize was awarded for her collection of Oscar Wilde first editions and endorsed her passionate advocacy of antiquarian books in state schools.