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Room to breathe

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:03:25 +0000

The next time you visit the UCL Institute of Education Reading Room you may notice it’s looking a little roomier than usual. As part of our commitment to meeting the changing needs of our users, the IOE archives team have moved into an office of their own, allowing the Reading Room to accommodate more visitors. […]


Reading London

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:14:39 +0000

This post originally appeared at Newsam News, and is reproduced here courtesy of Sally Perry. What: A London-themed celebration of reading aloud, and being read to, for World Book Night Where: UCL IOE Library When: Monday 24 April 2017 5.30-7.00pm To celebrate World Book Night 2017 and to coincide with UCL Libraries’ East Side Stories: […]


Love poems, strange tales, and microscopes: creative writing with First Story

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:29:20 +0000

One of the annual highlights of SCAR’s outreach work is our participation in First Story’s Creative Writing Day, which this year saw almost 100 pupils from six London schools descend upon UCL’s museums and library collections to attend workshops run by professional writers. In late February, poet Miriam Nash ran a session for 17 students […]


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