Category Archives: Stuff and things

Open Culture

Open Culture provides links to a whole load of free material including films, audiobooks, textbooks, ebooks, MOOCs, course notes, language lessons, audio and video clips and thousands of images. The focus is on educational and cultural materials. All of the material … Continue reading

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Library Twitter Account

The Library blog has been very quiet of late, partly because it’s mad busy in this place, but also because of Twitter. Beware – it’s addictive. So now there is a brand new Library Twitter feed, @OLHSLRC. Tweets will also … Continue reading

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Catalyst Shortlist 2014

The Shortlist for the Catalyst Awards is voted for by young people. This year’s shortlist is: The bunker diary by Kevin Brooks Conjuring the infinite by Kirkland Ciccone Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher Siege by Sarah Mussi  

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Qiandao’s underwater city

The city of Shi Cheng was over a thousand years old when it was flooded to make a reservoir for a hydroelectric power station in 1959. The nearby city of He Cheng was almost two thousand years old. Qiandao Lake … Continue reading

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The universe

This is an infographic which explains the size of the universe from the smallest unit in the universe (one Planck length) to the complete observable universe. Move the scroll bar left to go small and right to go big. Click … Continue reading

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Fancy a wee walk?

Welcome to Mount Huashan, one of the top tourist destinations in China. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/mount-huashan-hike_n_4262641.html    

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Which Dewey are you?

Put your name into this website and see which part of the Dewey Decimal Classification you belong to, and what it says about you. Which Dewey are you?

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World Book Day 2013

Don’t forget to check out the games and competitions on the World Book Day website.

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Today in the LRC …

NG: Did you know you can milk camels? Me: Yes, they’re mammals so they have milk so you can milk them. LM: So, does that mean you can milk dolphins? Cue discussion of how you would get dolphins to stand, … Continue reading

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What does the LRC remind you of?

Well, according to a 6th year pupil walking into the LRC this morning: This place smells of 1st year My target this year is to make it remind him of 6th year too 🙂

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