Who controls public spaces and culture? Activist groups like Brandalism and the AdFree Cities Network argue that corporate culture has now taken over, trading funding for cash-starved councils for the right to take control of the visual environment in which …

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Finding images online can be challenging. While we have excellent image databases comprising many thousands of images licensed for you to reuse and adapt, sometimes you just want to search the web for inspiring images that match the colours of …

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For fans of Bullet Journaling (see our Library Guide on the subject) we’re coming to the end of the year: a good time to review both the twelve months just passed and your process(es) for journaling.  Whether you use your …

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No doubt, information literacy matters tremendously in a higher education setting, amongst all the other types of literacies, of course, from academic to visual, digital to media. Years ago, when people still used dial-up internet access, I worked with a …

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Unsure what the world was going to be like over Christmas, with the Government making decidedly undecided noises about whether unnamed ‘restrictions’ would have to be put in place to protect the NHS, and therefore whether we would even be …

Christmas is coming, the seasonal display is already up! Read more »

This Friday (22 October 2021) is Wear Red Day – a show of solidarity and force against racism and a celebration of Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, established in 1996 thanks in part …

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Free reads Bloomsbury Cultural History have made a series of their ebooks on ethnic experiences available to read for free until the end of November 2021: ‘When are you going back?’ Memory, ethnicity and the British Home Front White Women and …

Free reads and plays on ethnic experiences from Bloomsbury this Black History Month Read more »

National Book Tokens has invited people 16-24 years old to nominate themselves or others in this age range to win £1,000 of National Book Tokens to spend on books, such as university textbooks and other essential reading to celebrate National Book …

Fancy your chances at winning £1000 of book tokens this October? Read more »