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University-wide Radon Monitoring

University-wide Radon Monitoring

You may have noticed some small yellow monitors appearing in the library meeting rooms and some workspaces. These are part of a University-wide programme of radon monitoring. Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced by decay processes in rocks that is present in the atmosphere…

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Construction Work in the Goods Yard

Construction Work in the Goods Yard

You may have seen or heard construction work taking place in the Goods Yard – this is located between Adsetts Library and the Owen Building. The work involves relaying the drains, resurfacing the area and improving safety for pedestrians. How this work might affect Adsetts Library users……

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Feeling Fiction – March

Feeling Fiction – March

What Feeling Fiction – is a book club where you can get away from academic texts while still exploring the themes of health and wellbeing. Where The group meets monthly from 1-2pm, room C106 at Collegiate Library. You can also keep in touch with the…

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World Book Day 2018 – Pen to Paper by Frecheville Library Writing Group

World Book Day 2018 – Pen to Paper by Frecheville Library Writing Group

Jayne Drew – Library Support Assistant “I have so many favourite books i absolutely can’t choose a favourite so this is my current one. An anthology written by members of the writing group in my local public library which is a place close to my…

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World Book Day 2018 – We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

World Book Day 2018 – We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Sandy Buchanan – Learning & Teaching Librarian. “Shirley Jackson wrote a sort of mid-Twentieth Century, suburban Gothic, like Castle Dracula with a picket fence and monthly payments on the new Caddy. I was first put onto this novel – one of her best – by,…

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World Book Day 2018 – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

World Book Day 2018 – 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Sophie Parr – Senior Admin Management Services. “This is Murakami’s best book in my opinion. It’s set in Japan, in a reality that seems recognisable, but there are very strange elements of fantasy to the story that blur those boundaries and make it a truly…

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World Book Day 2018 – The Rotters Club by Jonathan Coe

World Book Day 2018 – The Rotters Club by Jonathan Coe

Ellie Hunt – Document Delivery Services Manager. “On the surface this is a hilarious coming-of-age story set in 1970’s Birmingham, which had me crying with laughter. But in amongst the flares and prog-rock is the political turmoil of the IRA bombings and workers strikes, and…

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World Book Day 2018 – Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

World Book Day 2018 – Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons

Philip Ashton – Learning & Teaching Librarian. “A truly epic work of fiction running to over 1, 000 pages and encompassing horror, science fiction and some of the most disturbing aspects of twentieth century history. All the more amazing when you consider it started life…

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World Book Day 2018 – Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut

World Book Day 2018 – Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut

Colin Taylor – Head of LSSS Systems. “Well Kurt Vonnegut is a genius and any of his books are more than worth reading, this just happened to be my favourite last time I did a Vonnegut re-read. It’s an everyday tale of man dealing with…

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World Book Day 2018 – The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

World Book Day 2018 – The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner

Karen Dolman – Learning & Teaching Librarian. “Whenever I am asked what my favourite book is, it is so hard to choose because I have read so many down the years – some good, some not so…However, I will always return to this YA classic…

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