Your Library This Christmas

We’re finally nearing the end of 2020! As the term draws to a close we have some information about library services to share, alongside some holiday themed engagement activities. To skip to different sections of the blog post please use the links below… LIBRARY SERVICES • ADVENT CALENDAR CHRISTMAS TREE PADLET • HOLIDAY FILMS opening […]

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Owlbert Investigates – November

Owlbert’s Special Item of the Month Greetings! It’s time for another look at one of the fascinating items from Special Collections. This month, I’m investigating a book from the collection of the Colchester Medical Society. As you can see from the outside, the book is plainly bound and looks old and quite well used, so […]

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Owlbert Investigates – October

Owlbert’s Special Item of the Month Greetings! Welcome back to Special Collections. This month I am investigating a book which is very interesting and very, very old. This book is from the collection of Samuel Harsnett, who was Archbishop of York from 1629-1631. Let’s take a look at the cover, before we look inside. (Books […]

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PPS in Special Collections

The Library’s Special Collections contain a variety of materials that cover a wide range of subjects. In this blog, we are going to take a look at some of the highlights of the collections that relate to psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The Freud Collection When we talk about the study of the human mind, the […]

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Owlbert Investigates – September

Owlbert’s Special Item of the Month Greetings! I’m Owlbert and I live in Special Collections at the Colchester Campus library. As well as being a nice place to roost, Special Collections is full of fascinating things. Every month I will be choosing one of these to share with you. The ‘special item’ for this month […]

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The Margery Allingham Collection

The library building may be closed, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t share some of our special collections with you. In this blog, we will be taking a look at the Margery Allingham Collection and finding out about the author, and her most famous creation, the detective, Albert Campion. ——————————————— Margery Allingham was born […]

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In The Spotlight: Teaching Sessions

Working with you to develop your students’ skills Did you know that the Library offers teaching sessions to help your students develop essential skills that will help them in their academic studies and beyond? What is it that you offer? We have developed a variety of teaching sessions, workshops and other resources to help students […]

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