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24 January 2022 Living Knowledge
‘In every library I have worked in there is always a ‘library cardigan’. No one will know who it originally belonged to, but it appears – like the sword of Gryffindor – for those that need it when working late...
24 January 2022 Sound and vision
This week's selection comes from Dr Madeline White, Curator of Oral History. In the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, our recording of the week reflects on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022: 'One Day'. Holocaust Memorial Day is marked...
24 January 2022 Asian and African studies
The importance of the manuscripts of West Africa to scholarship, history, heritage and religion has long been recognised, and is of increasing interest to researchers and the public. Across the region, the manuscript collections of many libraries testify to long...
22 January 2022 American Collections
Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr Roberta Bondar blasting off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center and becoming Canada’s first female astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space! Bondar had dreamt of this moment from an...
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