To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Central Office of Information, the National Archive has made available a selection of public information films made between 1945 and 2006. This is the first time complete public information films have been published on the web. The films are a major source of social history, not to mention nostalgia! They range from a 1940s film on how to use a pedestrian crossing to much more recent films on the importance of eating 5 pieces of fruit or veg a day and climate change.
The whole collection is available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/.
If you’re a second year thinking about your final year project or a third year preparing to hand in your Dissertation, take a look at these ‘Dissertation dos and don’ts’ from The Guardian Education series.
Documentary about the legendary haven for some of the 20th century’s greatest talent. Appearances from Andy Warhol and Quentin Crisp amongst others. Watch it now on BBC iPlayer.
5 days left to watch this 1 hour documentary on one of the ‘pioneers of modernism in Britain’ on the BBC iPlayer.
On BBC4 tonight at 20:00, the second part of this series examining the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who brought notoriety to British art in the 19th century, bursting into the spotlight in 1848 and shocking their peers with a new kind of radical art.
This second part looks at how they continued by transforming landscape painting with a microscopic examination of the natural world, some ten years before the French Impressionists.
More details here.
An unexpected viral dance craze shot Baauer’s Harlem Shake to the top of the Billboard charts. Almost immediately, legal letters began to arrive. So, can cut-and-paste culture continue to flourish on the internet? Read the article here.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, normally a haven of tranquillity, has been invaded by armed foxes and headless gunmen. Be mesmerised by the hilarious world of Yinka Shonibare. Read the review here.
Decades before Tracey Emin was commemorating her conquests on canvas, American artist Dorothy Iannone was baiting the censors with sexually explicit work celebrating her life and loves. Click here to read more.
Don’t worry, all may not be lost. You could put in a request for an extension. Here’s a link to UniPal that tellsyou how to do just this… http://tinyurl.com/aek2e3k
You’ll need to log-in with your username and password then click on the link to ‘Admissions and Records’ and you’ll find a question about getting an extension complete with the answer on how to do it. Good luck.
We’re starting a new feature, ‘What do you want to know Wednesday’. Basically we’ll be posting answers to questions we regularly get asked here in the library as an additional way of providing help and support to you all.
The answers will probably include a link to further help on our web pages and/or UniPal.