This week at Midas: 19th-23rd February

Our round-up of Midas announcements from the week:


Oxford University Press X OnSide Revise Event

Oxford University Press (OUP), leading education publisher, joined forces with OnSide, the national youth charity, to host an engaging event specifically for OnSide Youth Zone members focused on empowering students to develop effective revision strategies.

Taking place at OnSide’s Legacy Youth Zone in Croydon renowned influencers, TikTok star Matt Green and YouTuber Primrose Kitten, led an interactive session designed to boost confidence and prepare students for success in upcoming exams. Each participating hub received a donation of Oxford Revise guides to create their own library of revision resources.

Some feedback from participants included:

  • “I found it really helpful because it wasn’t just ‘here are the answers to the questions’, it was how to revise and not just what to revise; for example, explaining what the command words mean – and that was helpful”
  • “Great opportunity for everyone to learn more about science and explore their path throughout the science topic. I personally found it great as we get revision guides for the upcoming exams we have in our schools”



Ken Costa X The Art of Money and Communication Podcast

On Wednesday we saw Ken join Joshua Philip, host of The Art of Money and Communication podcast, talk everything from Ken’s upbringing, his relationship with money, lessons learned and of course The 100 Trillion Dollar Wealth Transfer. Watch this space, podcast episode coming soon.



Three new Union Square & Co. Titles

Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair by Laura Piper Lee is out now and is a rom-com about relatable themes of motherhood, ‘adulting’, and finding meaning in love.



A Vicious Game by Melissa Blair is out now in the UK. The third instalment of The Halfling Saga, A Vicious Game is a dark fantasy, told from an indigenous perspective.



Tagging Freedom by Rhonda Roumani is out now in the UK. Tagging Freedom is an inspiring debut about the Arab Spring, the rise of young activists, and the immigrant experience.



Windham-Campbell Prizes Podcast episode 3, starring John Keen

Episode three of our winter #WindhamCampbell Prizes Podcast with @literaryhub is here! 

John Keene (@jstheater), winner of a 2018 Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction, talks with Prize Director Michael Kelleher (@imichaelkelleher) about Mohamed Mbougar Sarr’s (@mbougarsarr) ‘The Most Secret Memory of Men’ (tr. by @laravergnaud), the joys of a shaggy dog story, the power of the sublime, and the limits of knowledge… 

Listen to the podcast here.



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