Monday, 28 January 2013

P. G. Walsh

We are sorry to hear of the death of Peter Walsh, an eminent scholar known internationally for his translations and work on the Roman novel, not to mention his many other varied endeavours. Read detailed obituaries below:

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Scanning Available

While we continue our quest for a new photocopier/scanner we are offering a modest scanning service in the library for readers. High definition colour scans are now available at a cost of 50 pence per page either to be sent via email or transferred onto a portable storage device. This service is not being offered as an alternative to photocopying but rather for readers who need colour images for essays, presentations etc. Please ask at the desk for further details.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

More Discoveries at Antikythera

Recent discoveries suggest that the wreck at Antikythera, where the mysterious Antikythera mechanism (above) was discovered, is much larger than previously thought- perhaps even being home to two ancient vessels. Read about the original discoveries in the recent exhibition catalogue: ‘The Antikythera shipwrec : the ship, the treasures, the mechanism; [exhibition] National Archaeological Museum, April 2012-April 2013’ [Eds. Kaltsas, N et al] located at X112D ANT in the library and find out more about the recent news below: