We are delighted to welcome an exhibition of lino print illustration art by MA Illustration student Mark Howard Jones. Mark specialises in relief printmaking and painting. He shares that his “work combines the process of making with capturing the social and cultural memories associated with walking, drawing inspiration from the vibrant tapestry of his local Hampshire environment.

Many have been celebrating Pompey Football Club’s men’s and women’s teams winning their respective league divisions. Dr Ben FcFadyean here tells us why there is much to celebrate about the 60th anniversary of the German federal football league, the Bundesliga. Ben has curated a Bundesliga display on the first floor landing display area, available until mid-July.

Are you a budding artist, designer or hobbyist? Are you passionate about a social issue, your home country, or an academic subject? Is there an academic or work-based project that you have completed that fascinated you and that you would like to share with others? The library display space is available to all students and staff to share their interests with the world, from art and design to photographic collections, painted miniature collections, academic posters suitable for a general audience or more conceptual pieces.

Don’t miss Dr John Kannenberg’s public talk exploring the Museum of Portable Sound at 5.30 pm on Friday 26 January 2024, where John will be giving an introduction to the Museum, playing some of the sounds in the collection, and offering a walkthrough of the Sounds Beyond Music exhibits from the Museums’ Physical Objects Collection.

Earlier this month, a new exhibit opened in the library’s First Floor mezzanine display space. Sounds Beyond Music: Selected Objects from the Museum of Portable Sound will run from 13 November through 31 January.

MOPS is an independent museum based in Portsmouth after first opening in London almost exactly eight years ago as a research project for my PhD in sound studies and museum studies, and I’m its Director and Chief Curator. It’s dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of (mostly non-musical) sounds as museum objects.