Second in this week’s tour of things we just found out and can scarcely believe, according to Lori Dorn of the Laughing Squid blog, this cut scene from a 1976 Sesame Street episode was deemed too scary for children. For …

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Artist's impression of librarians upon the arrival of new eresources

Good news, everybody! We now have many more information resources of interest to surprisingly wide audiences, from everything tangentially related to computing to resources that help diversify the curriculum and more archives on British history from Victoriana to the modern day. Whether you are into History, Design, or Electronic Engineering, we have something new here for you.

Check it out the new blog celebrating the amazing achievements of Black women around the world as they continue to break down barriers and lead in business, sports, entertainment, and in the community. From Rhianna achieving billionaire status to Kamala Harris becoming America’s first-ever Black (and Asian-American) woman Vice-President, there are some deeply impressive achievements on the list.

"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

Are you a budding astronomer? If so, a group of astronomy enthusiasts has now published a guide for those trying to break into the hobby: Best Astronomy Books for Beginners – Simple, Practical Guides for Stargazing with Binoculars or a …

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Come view Dr Annabel Tremlett’s latest photography exhibit exploring the self-identity and lifestyles of Roma, Gypsy, and Traveller communities in celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, now showing in the library ground and first-floor display areas. 

Love it, hate it, fail to see the point of it, or not know what it is or how it came about – it is rare to find someone who has absolutely no opinion about the world’s most political musical competition, the Eurovision Song Contest. For years, I have pondered what was missing from this glitzy extravaganza, and today I happened across the answer: Lego.

Social media follows in the footsteps of early cyberpunk fiction, attempting to persuade us of the myth that we are nothing more than the work we do and the fiction we present the world. Reality turns out to be more mundane: in both fact and fiction, we cannot exist or interact with the world outside except with our bodies. This leads us to the final realisation, that happiness lies not in curating a flawless representation of ourselves that we can hide behind but in engaging with those we trust without pretence and learn who we truly are.