Category Archives: Visits

Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

A visit organised by Cpd25 gave me the opportunity to discover the Stuart Hall Library, currently located in the heart of the vibrant district of Shoreditch. This is a seemingly appropriate location for the Library of the institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), Shoreditch being a hub for creative street art. But it is due … Continue reading Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

Highlights from Bloomberg in Education Symposium – 20th July 2018

On Friday 20th of July, I visited the Bloomberg Headquarters in London for my second Bloomberg in Education symposium. The day-long event was attended mostly by academics, but there were also a few familiar faces from the Business Librarians Association. The day was filled with talks from academics who have integrated Bloomberg into teaching or … Continue reading Highlights from Bloomberg in Education Symposium – 20th July 2018

Visit to the Garden Museum, 19th July 2018

Following on from the invitation circulated by ALISS, we joined a small group of fellow professionals in an area currently buzzing with projects in the Library and Archive world. The visit was to introduce us to the archive and exhibitions of the Garden Museum, recently renovated during an £8,000,000 development project (2015-2017), and holding a … Continue reading Visit to the Garden Museum, 19th July 2018

Tour of Iconic Bloomberg European Headquarters and London Mithraeum, 28th June 2018

Visit of the Bloomberg European Headquarters A small group of City Library staff, academics and students headed under the sun towards  Bank Station on Thursday 28th June to discover one of the most recent additions to London’s list of iconic buildings. The Bloomberg European Headquarters soon came into view, and we were all shown into … Continue reading Tour of Iconic Bloomberg European Headquarters and London Mithraeum, 28th June 2018

History Day 2017

On Tuesday I was lucky to be invited to History Day 2017. This annual event brings together the cream of academics, archivists and librarians specialising in history. Although aimed at a specialist audience, it was a friendly day and all the stall holders and guests were keen to promote their resources as widely as possible. … Continue reading History Day 2017

A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

Local historian Jiff Bayliss gave an interesting talk earlier this month as part of Finsbury Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  The talk described how the original public library in our neighbourhood was one of the most pioneering of its kind in the late 20th Century, before the demolition of the Skinners Estate in the 1960s, led … Continue reading A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library