Thursday, 15 March 2012

Electronic Resources Room Closed on Monday

Image via Flickr user cafenut
On Monday, March 19th, the electronic resources room will be closed for training. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Further information on accessing the library during the Olympics

Senate House
Image via Flickr user Peter Schauer

 As Russell Square will be made into the Media Transport Hub for the Olympics, there will be some access restrictions throughout July and August. Half of the square will have 24 hour restricted pedestrian access, including the Senate House side. Malet Street will remain unaffected.

There's a plan of vehicle and pedestrian access to Russell Square during the Olympics, and a list of FAQs for access in Bloomsbury.

TfL has a page describing changes to public transport services during the games. Please do have a look at this if you reach us by public transport, particularly by bus, as the Russell Square media hub means that some routes have been temporarily changed or will be experiencing significant delays.

The Library will be remaining open as usual during the Olympics, as will Senate House. If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.

For more information on access during the Olympics, please look at the Olympics website.

Ancient and Modern Olympics events in London

Olympic Rings
Image via Flickr user failing_angel
Museums, universities, societies and institutions all over London will be holding Olympics-related events in June to celebrate the ancient roots of the competition.

The Roman Society says:
2012 is a great year for athletics. And for the history of athletics. The whole concept of peaceful international competition through sport has its origin in the ancient world. To celebrate the return of the games to London after 64 years we are offering a rich programme of events dedicated to sport and competition, ancient and modern. Through exhibitions, public lectures and conferences our programme looks not just at events and sites but at the idea of competition, the pursuit of excellence, motivation, rewards and prizes; we look at the way the ancient games have travelled across space and time, from a small site in ancient Greece to worlds then undreamt of. We look at the rebirths and revivals, at the different shapes the original idea has taken in different periods and cultures down to today.
 To find out more, have a look at the calendar of events.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Book launch in Edinburgh

The author of "Roman Camps in Britain", Rebecca Jones, will be holding a book launch in Blackwells Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh, on the 22nd of March from 6:30-8pm.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Electronic Resources at the Library

Want to peruse Google Maps 4th century AD-style? Find out what's been published on a particular subject? Search dozens of classical texts at the touch of a button? 

The notice board in our computer room has had a revamp! The new board gives information about the wealth of electronic resources available both from the library and online.

If you would like more information about the resources available and how they can help you, check out our website or speak to a member of library staff.