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True Crimes on Campus: The ideal gift for the HE wonk

"True Crime on Campus" - the perfect Christmas gift that collects amazing real-life stories from the world of university security.
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Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.

It’s great news for fans of crime. We are delighted to announce that the True Crime on Campus book is now out on Kindle!

Whatever your preferred format, there is still time before Christmas to buy a copy of one of the most highly rated campus crime security bulletin collections in recent years. If you’ve not previously enjoyed the series of real university security reports on Wonkhe, you can find over 50 of them right here. The best bits have been published in this handy book.

The book brings together some of the very best of True Crime on Campus as published on Wonkhe’s Registrarism blog – including the favourites voted for by readers – together with some previously unpublished security reports.

As the blurb has it:

Students, staff and visitors often do the strangest things. From zombie apocalypse and unexplained beeping incidents, to Quidditch and scrabble accidents, it really is all kicking off on campus. Pigeons, tigers, ninja turtles and a tarantula are all involved and there is much strange behaviour and many unfortunate events. The book includes an outstanding selection of the many hundreds of bizarre, unfortunate, inexplicable and just plain weird campus crime reports have appeared over the years. It’s the campus-focused criminal incident publication of the year.

There are three ways to acquire a copy of the book.

You can buy the physical artefact directly from the University of Nottingham online shop or through Amazon. Alternatively and excitingly, for those who prefer their campus crime in e-book form you can now buy True Crime on Campus for Kindle too.

It features strange and bewildering tales:

  • Beasts of UoN
  • Injuries
  • People do the strangest things
  • Sporting chances
  • Uh oh!
  • Worse for wear
  • Pinched
  • Suspicious behaviour
  • I don’t believe it
  • Trapped
  • The unexplained
  • Hide and seek

You really won’t want to miss the campus-focused criminal incident publication of the year.

At least half of any profits from the sale of this book will be given to support the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Nottingham to create a brighter future for children with brain tumours.

You can find out more about the work of the Centre here. 

True Crime on Campus. Whichever format you prefer, it makes the ideal Christmas gift for anyone who has (or indeed does not have) any connection with a university. Or just treat yourself.

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