Tag: Europe

Commercial and legal awareness in the age of Brexit

If you are interested in developing commercial awareness you can find out a lot about what is appearing in the news all in one place by logging into Westlaw and searching under the Current awareness tab for “Brexit”.   If you

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Business website of the fortnight 27/05/14

Eurofound is a tripartite European Union Agency, providing knowledge to assist in the development of social and work-related policies. This is a useful website for students studying economics, human resources and international business. Law students may also find relevant information

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Europe Day

In a Thing of the Day extra, we thought we’d mention that today is Europe Day. On the 9th May 1950 the French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman called European countries to pool together their coal and steel production to create

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Pancake Day

Get your eggs, flour, milk and lemons ready because today is Pancake Day! Also known as Shrove Tuesday, this festival marks the last day before Lent where people traditionally give something up until Easter. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/lent_1.shtml Also, in Eastern Europe and many

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Treasures of Heaven

A new major exhibition has opened at the British Museum in the last few days. Treasures of Heaven explores sacred objects and relics from the Medieval Period in Europe. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/treasures_of_heaven.aspx

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European Election Day

Today over 375 million people are eligible to vote in the European elections. In fact it’s the largest trans-national election in history. Recent events here in the UK has caused a deep distrust of politicians but it’s still important to

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Europe Day

Love it or hate it, the 9th  May is Europe Day. It’s aim is to build a Europe which respects the freedom and the identity of all the people who live on this continent. To find out more,  see the link

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Virtual Pilot

How good are you at locating European cities on a map? Well you can test your knowledge and have a bit of fun with this destination game on the Lufthansa site: http://www.lufthansa-usa.com/useugame2007/html/play.html Can you beat our Map Librarian’s personal best

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Urban light pollution

Yesterday’s post brought back a memory of the senior member of staff showing us this kind of image: http://www.savethenight.eu/Light%20Pollution%20in%20Europe.html and reflecting that his retirement plans meant moving from one of the brightest parts of the map, to one of the

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Just in case you missed it…

… here’s a chance to catch up: http://www.eurovision.tv/ TOTD was of course rooting for the pirates (Latvia) as Freshers’ Fayre has seen the Library stall staffed by several characters of ill repute (eye patches and all).  If you want to get

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