Tag: diversity

We need to talk about prejudice

Today, I would like to take you on a brief exploration of the nature and roots of human prejudice. The evolutionary basis of prejudice Humans have only eight primordial emotions, one of the most powerful of which is disgust.  We

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Hello silence, my old friend

Do you hate crowds and find the Library increasingly taken over by folk whose idea of serious study seems to be to treat the Library like a giant coffee shop?  You are not alone, but there are still ways to

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Happy LGBT History Month!

February celebrates the formerly marginalised history of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, who have spent the best part of the past two centuries in obscurity and suffering persecution.  Our display this year compares and finds similarities between the oppression

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Studying with dyslexia? It’s not impossible (note the double negative)!

It’s not impossible (note the double negative)! I felt compelled to write about this topic. Not only did I work in dyslexia support for many years, but I also strongly assume that creativity and neurodiversity are closely related and recognise

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Decolonising the library collection

We are continually working to decolonise the library collection and make our resources more diverse so that you can learn from a wider variety of perspectives and cultures.  This blog post from SOAS explains why it is so necessary to

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Have you been to Portsmouth Bookfest yet?

Not our usual blog fayre but it being LGBT+ History Month, Iestyn Edwards’ innovative talk on his recent book “My Tutu Went AWOL” – a prelude to the book by the same name is coming up on 1 March in the

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Welcome to LGBT History Month!

Sorry this wasn’t posted last week, but better late than never! There’s lots of exciting things going on this LGBT+ History Month.  Check out what appeals most to you from the choice below.  We’re just putting together our traditional book

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International Women in Engineering Day

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! Women have traditionally been underrepresented in the science, technology, computing and mathematical professions, yet their contributions have been critical in shaping the modern world, as STEMjobs and IveyEngineering describe.  Ada Lovelace invented the fundamentals of programming

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Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! 

Global Accessibility Awareness Day celebrates all the improvements made to make resources and services available and useful to as many people as possible.  All the advances we make in Making resources available in more formats and supporting different ways of

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day!  This year the theme is #PressforProgress.  It is hard to see what difference an individual can make but like the droplets of water that make up an ocean, together we have the power to reshape the world. 

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