Mash-up – World book Day and University Mental Health Day

5th March saw the annual World Book Day coincide with University Mental Health Day.  To celebrate both themes we asked our users to suggest their favourite ‘feel good’ books.  We hoped the concept of ‘feel good’ would be broad enough to encourage a range of titles to be suggested and we weren’t disappointed. ‘Feel good’ …

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The Library celebrates LGBTQ+ History Month 2020

  The theme for LGBTQ+ History Month 2020 is Poetry, Prose, and Plays. The Library has been keen to showcase its range of resources that might be of interest to LGBTQ+ individuals, or anybody interested in works concerning LGBTQ+ characters.  Why do this? Historically, LGBTQ+ people have been a marginalised group. Authors such as Oscar …

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The science and business of spirits and beer

On Wednesday 6 December, Professor Katherine Smart will be giving a public lecture at Oxford Brookes University, including a free tasting session beforehand from Hook Norton Brewery and Toad distillery. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend - students, staff and members of the public. Professor Katherine Smart’s stellar career brings together …

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Desert sandstorms, global pandemics and castles under attack!

Students co-operate to save the world on a Friday afternoon in the Library! You may have noticed something strange going on at the back of the Platform on Level 3 of the JHB Library on Friday 29 March… The Library has been collaborating with the award-winning Tabletop Gaming Society (Brookes Union Society of the Year …

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Happy 5th Birthday, JHB Library

Today (26 February 2019) is the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Headington Library in the John Henry Brookes Building. The former Headington Library (now totally unrecognisable as the Business School) closed for the final time on the evening of Friday 21 February 2014 and immediately the teams of professional book movers started to …

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Special Collections Exhibition – The Steve Hare Penguin Books Collection

Special Collections is pleased to present its third annual Library Exhibition.  This year’s exhibition features items from our newest collection - The Steve Hare Penguin Books Collection. Steve Hare (1950-2015) was a doctoral student at Oxford Brookes’ Oxford International Centre for Publishing, an author, researcher, journalist, and collector of Penguins.  Following his death, Steve’s family …

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Beating the winter blues for Disability History Month

The nights are drawing in and exams are approaching, so for Disability History Month we're compiling a Spotify playlist of uplifting tunes to help beat the winter blues. Submit your suggestions on Twitter or Instagram using #BeatTheWinterBlues Tune in, grab a cosy blanket and a cuppa and enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/user/oxfordbrookeslibrary/playlist/3GywrkWfFo1HQOlLsyHnGX?si=PsAWBO5XSLigVvDBgJN5GA -- Jayne Stuart (Graphic Designer)