Childcare advice from Dr Spock to Gina Ford can set impossible targets by laying down opinions that sound like orders. Click here to read more of this article from a recent edition of the Guardian.
We’ve noticed that the computer rooms are getting messy with litter, particularly those that are open later in
the evening such as 1/03. Please can you make sure you put any rubbish in to the bins provided.
If mess in these rooms continues to be an issue we will have to reconsider keeping computer rooms open in
the evenings and we really don’t want to have to do that.
Thanks for your co-operation in this matter.
UCB Library & Computing Centre
We’re hoping to be involved with a pilot of a new game – Digital Ninja. The Digital Ninja project aims to create a re-usable game-based learning model and environment to support skills acquisition in a motivating way. Click here to learn more and vote.
A 70s punk shocker, messy Madchester in the 80s, a 90s Britpop feud, and the X Factor Grinch in the 00s: on the eve of its 60th birthday next month, four NME editors pick their favourite covers and recall what defined their times. Read this Observer article here.
Here’s an article from the Observer on how disco’s 1970s heyday opened doors for black, Hispanic and gay people, and its influence lives on.
Damien Hirst has gone from mouthy YBA to global brand over the past 25 years – and become the world’s richest living artist on the way. Here he talks about money, mortality and his first retrospective in Britain. Read the rest of this article here.
If you don’t read a quality newspaper you may be missing out on some potentially useful articles to inform your studies. Here’s a link to an article on artist Gillian Wearing from the Observer a couple of weeks ago…
‘As her forthcoming Whitechapel show illustrates, the artist has a rare talent for persuading people to disclose their private thoughts. So why is the former Turner prize winner reluctant to reveal what troubles her? Click here to find out.’
The Library and Computing Centre is constantly trying to improve our services to you and as such we need feedback from all of you. We would like to know:
- What you like
- What you don’t like
- What can we do better
- What we need to stop doing
- How we should contact you in the future
We have loads of ways that you can give us feedback - there is our Customer Comments wall, UCB Discussion Forum, Twitter @UCBLIB, or plain old email email@example.com. Alternatively if you don’t like all this electronic gadgetry, you can fill in a yellow customer comments form in the LCC.
So what are you waiting for? Tell us what you think of us!
LCC Team – Wayne, Julie, Sarah, Dan, Fiona, Martin & Tina
This forthcoming Tuesday 20th March 2012.
KES plus an evening with Dai Bradley
The film KES is ranked seventh in the British Film Institute’s Top Ten (British) Films and is amongst the top ten in its list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.
A young, English working class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
David – Dai – Bradley will host this special screening of this classic British film. After a short introduction by Billy Casper himself, relax and enjoy the film, followed by an invitation to ask questions to David.
An opportunity to purchase merchandise – which supports some of David’s chosen charities – will be available after the event.
Running time: 110mins
Doors open 6.00pm there will be a bar for your enjoyment this evening open from 6.30pm- 9.00pm
Film starts 7.00pm prompt
Guest £7; Members £5; Concessions £4.00.
Lifetime membership £1.00- if you are new and would like to join as a member, please allow more time on your arrival to complete the relevant information.