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Creative Arts Book of the Week 16/05/16

This week my book of the week is not focusing on a book; it’s a celebration of one very important writer and how his work has been interpreted over the centuries. Last month the world paid homage to a man

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 09/05/16

Having recently attended an architecture librarians event in the City of London, I’ve decided to find out more about the area and have chosen New City: Contemporary Architecture in the City of London by Alec Forshaw as book of the

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The Tale of Library Cat (and his penguin reviewer)…

He’s black and white, soft, and walks closer to the floor than most visitors to his library. No, not Pablo our resident penguin, but Library Cat, frequenter of Edinburgh University Library. Just like Pablo though, Library Cat *does* have a unique

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Creative Arts Book of the Week, 25/04/16

Another interesting week, helping students with some last minute referencing enquiries prior to dissertation hand-ins. I really enjoy seeing what they’ve spent the last 6 months or so working on. This week, I’ve learnt something about Snapchat and am really

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/04/16

Nautical chic by Amber Jane Butchart Amber Jane Butchart dropped by a few weeks ago, as part of the University public lecture series, and talked about her new book to a packed lecture theatre in Eldon Building.  She was very

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I only went into Blackwells to browse through their world music collection

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, or should that read Blackwells, last week! I didn’t want to venture very far.  My lunch buddy had cancelled, the drizzle had started and I needed to buy a sandwich

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King of Portsmouth: an engaging exhibition

You may remember back in January I blogged about the devastating effect of the Blitz on Portsmouth which took place 75 years ago. Some of the most evocative artistic images of this period, which retain all their power and emotion today,

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New business database – COBRA: complete business reference adviser

Welcome to a new business database.  COBRA is here to stay following a successful trial earlier this year. It is especially useful for any student who is thinking of setting up a small business or is looking for career guidance

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 21/03/16

I’ve been meeting lots of students over the past few weeks for dissertation and project tutorials. It gives me great pleasure to see the enthusiasm for whatever it is they have decided to research. As well as helping them to

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 14/03/16

Gilbert and Sullivan: gender, genre, parody by Carolyn Williams A couple of weeks ago I saw UPDMS perform Ruddygore (or The Witch’s Curse) at the Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.  It was a trip down memory lane for me.  Thirty years

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