Lauded by LGBTQ+ celebrities from activist Peter Tatchell to author Patrick Gale, the book includes a diverse range of perspectives and topics from a historian’s perspective on the scarcity of recorded LGBTQ+ history to a summary of local newspaper representation of LGBTQ+ issues over the past 120 years, a celebration of the Island’s leading LGBTQ+ heroes and heroines over the past century, as well as critical discussions of the development and impact of the infamous Section 28 and of suicide amongst LGBTQ+ people, pairing factual historical and journalistic research with reflections on personal experience and verbatim oral history extracts from the residents of the Isle of Wight.

The Near and Far World Books collection of illustrated children’s books is inspiring, and it certainly inspired the A-level students from Havant and South Downs College, whose work is currently displayed beside the books that inspired them.

If you haven’t done so already, check out the first floor atrium of the Library where we have on display amazing art from the MA Illustration students and from the Library’s Special Collections we have some beautiful Ordnance Survey maps. …

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We no longer subscribe directly to the Architects’ Journal.  We still have access to the Architects’ Journal in its entirety through the Construction Information Service (CIS). How to access the Architects’ Journal through the Construction Information Service (CIS) First, log …

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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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We have set up a trial of this amazing resource which gives you full text access to the archive of the UK (1930-2015) and US (1867 to present) editions of Harper’s Bazaar magazines. A fully searchable and browsable resource recording …

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Come and see the beautiful sketches from our first year BA (Hons) Illustration students that we have on display in the library. Students were asked to explore the Library and Special Collections. They picked a topic from a ‘lucky dip’ …

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OnArchitecture features 500 original videos of interviews with architects, artists, editors, researchers and urban designers, buildings and installations, enriched with complementary print and a-v materials. It includes key works by authors and offices such as Atelier Bow-Wow, Herzog & de Meuron, Lina Bo …

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