Author Archives: Simon

About Simon

Library staff at City University London. Writes about libraries, history, literature and design.

A very short introduction to all the knowledge of the world

Summer breaks are the perfect time to read around different subjects and explore the world in more detail. A perfect way to do this is the Very Short Introductions series published by Oxford University Press. Over 500 books have been published on … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Cass Business School, City Law School, Library Loves, School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences, SMCSE | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The sweetest things: summer food

Nothing triggers a memory more easily than taste. It might feel like summer’s nearly over, but then summer isn’t a time of the year. It’s a state of mind. Even if you can’t enjoy good weather, you can at least … Continue reading

Posted in Library Loves, Recommended by our library staff | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Building the Vision

From our Archives City has been in the news recently for building plans. The handsome design for the new Sebastian Street Building took centre stage at the prestigious Summer Exhibition 2017 at the Royal Academy on Piccadilly. Yet City’s history … Continue reading

Posted in Archives | Tagged | 1 Comment

25 interdisciplinary books you must read now

Summer is a great time to expand your mind. During the year, you can find it too busy to read up on all the stuff that has piqued your interest;  but there’s nothing better than taking the time to explore … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Cass Business School, City Law School, Recommended by our library staff, School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences, SMCSE | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

International Cat Day 2017

There’s only one thing librarians love more than books* and that’s cats. To celebrate International Cat Day 2017 we thought we’d share photos of our special little furry friends. There’s been some new additions to our brood since last year and … Continue reading

Posted in Meet the team, Today in history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments