Win an iPod Shuffle, iPad Mini or £250 of Oxford University Press book vouchers in the Oxford Scholarship Online quiz! Round one (open until 31st January 2017) is on the theme of Nobel Prize Winners. Don’t leave it right until the end to enter! There is a second round next semester – watch this blog for details after Christmas!
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Ebooks on the MyiLibrary platform are currently not displaying any content. We have contacted MyiLibrary and hope to have this fixed soon.
What do archive footage of a fireworks display, a dinosaur, a human heart and an old BBC logo have in common?
They have all been used as test subjects for floating ‘holographic’ images in an experiment by the BBC and visual effects company MDH Hologram to explore holographic content in anticipation that we will all one day be viewing three dimensional content in our living rooms. The first mock-up, inspired by scenes from Star Wars and experiments carried out previously using mobile phone technology, comprised a television screen with an inverted transparent acrylic pyramid attached.
Read more about this fascinating article in Broadcast – just one of our many journal subscriptions. You will need to register using your university email address to identify yourself to the supplier as a student.
Photo by Jennifer Pickens
The lift in the Library atrium will be out of action on Friday 23 September for essential repairs. The repairs should be completed within the day, and the lift should be operating normally again by Saturday.
A recent study claims that intensive exercise around four hours after learning can boost your memory. Apparently the gap between learning and exercise is important, though. Exercise immediately after learning had less effect than if exercise was delayed.
If you are working away from the University campus you can still enjoy most of the facilities of campus-based learning from the comfort of your own home or office. Interested in finding out more? Click here for our quick rundown of ways you can work anywhere.
We ensure that for courses taught by distance learning that we offer electronic copies of all the essential books and journals that can be read anywhere online, and buy ebooks for all essential reading where your lecturers not told us that you need to buy your own copy. For registered distance learners (including part-time students studying at a distance), we can scan book chapters and journal articles and even post books out to you, so that you have easy access to materials we only hold in print.
In order to check where repairs to the public address system are needed, some soft music will be played over the system briefly in some areas this afternoon. We apologise for any disruption to your concentration this may cause.
Update 20.09.16 – Box of Broadcasts (BoB) have now advised that:
If you do not have access to your old links or content, something might have gone wrong with your content migration. Please contact email@example.com in the first instance: please describe your problem and tell us the email address you used to sign into the new version of BoB. We will contact BoB and attempt to resolve any issues for you.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) have announced that following the platform upgrade, all old playlists and clips have now been imported and should be available. Please follow the instructions below carefully to ensure your saved clips and playlists remain available in the new system. Read more ›