Tag: quotations

Upward and onward: keeping the people flowing

As more and more architecture is finally unmasked as the mere organisation of flow – shopping centres, airports – it is evident that circulation is what makes or breaks public architecture.  – Rem Koolhaas “Why does it take so long to

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Crosswords over plagiarism

or “How I decided to stop worrying and learned to love citing my sources” Citing your sources and compiling complete and accurate reference lists for assignments often seems like an arbitrary exercise.  Given that all scholarship, journalism and thought involves rediscovering, reinterpreting and representing what has

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A thought shared

From the storytellers of old and from the first libraries to Instagram, sharing knowledge has only increased knowledge. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives

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So many priorities, so little time

“A divided mind is a mind on the path to destruction. If thine eye be single, thy life will be full of light.” – Anon. “One cannot serve two masters.” – Matthew, 6:24 Ancient thinking seems replete with quotes encouraging

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Meat free day on campus

Next week is it is Meat Free Week, in support of which, Food on Campus (the University catering service) are having a meat free day today tomorrow (Wednesday, 11 March). The case for reducing meat consumption, and therefore meat demand and

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Asimov 500

It’s Reden’s 500th post on Thing of the Day today, so to celebrate here’s some links to a favourite author/polymath, Isaac Asimov who is credited here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov_bibliography with at least 500 books. For budding authors who’d like to attempt to emulate

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Opera en el mercado

Courtesy of Mr Stephen Fry (so you’ve probably all seen this!) who writes: “Art truly proves its power when it’s taken out of its usual sphere and seen somewhere ordinary.” we have this delight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds8ryWd5aFw

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Today is “International Ask a Question” Day

In the library we sometimes meet students who are not sure what they are looking for – or they know what they want but they don’t know how to ask for it. Today is International Ask a Question Day, so

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New blog, Old Fry

As if there weren’t enough to keep with! But this looks like it could be interesting: http://stephenfry.com/blog/?p=22 and appears to be the web version of Stephen Fry’s Guardian column.  Or is it the other way round? Anyway, just one excerpt: “You’d be

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Reasons to check out your library #473

“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.” Stephen Fry (recently voted ‘greatest living wit’).

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