Competition: Design a Feature Wall for the University’s Library

From the University of Lincoln’s Library:

Job VacancyAre you a budding designer? Think you can work to a live brief? Then we want YOU to design a feature wall for the new library extension!  Not only will you be in with a chance to have your work featured in The Library, but three chosen winners will also receive a Nexus tablet!

Entries must be in by Monday 16th December 2013 at midnight.  See the brief and guidelines here.

Call from University of Lincoln Library …

… for the very first Library Student Advisers.  

Library copy

Here’s an invitation from Dan Derricott.  The Library wants to hear student opinion on how it should develop and is looking for a group of 20 committed and knowledgeable students to form its Student Advisory Panel which will meet twice between now and the end of the year – with food & drink provided. There will also be opportunities to get involved in specific projects throughout the year if you have the time, all of which will help The Library to improve and will look great on your CV, and some which may come with a thank you gift for your time!   If you are interested in getting involved all you need to do is email with answers to the following two questions:

  1. What one thing would you change about The Library, why and how? (Max 200 words)
  2. What one thing is The Library great at and how should it build on that? (Max 200 words)

We are looking for creative minds, which can help us develop solutions that students will like, so be bold in your answers and push some boundaries!  Please send your answers in an email to by noon on Monday the 18th February 2013.


History on Television book

Routledge, 2013

Routledge, 2013

This book is a good read if you’re interested in the process involved in the representation of history on television. It is a culmination of an AHRC-funded research project, called ‘Televising History 1995-2010’, by Professor of Cultural Studies Ann Gray and Senior Lecturer Dr Erin Bell.

Erin said their book “considers the representation of the past on television through factual programming.  Beginning with the question ‘why does history on TV look the way it does?’, and drawing on interviews with media professionals, historians, archivists and archaeologists, as well as undertaking analysis of a range of factual programming, from Who do you think you are? to Timewatch.   Continue reading