Author Archives: Simon

About Simon

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

The specials’ time of year

For some Christmas means one thing: Christmas themed TV specials. Nothing brings people together better watching than sitting around the box watching emergency births, surprise reunions and timely snow falls. You can research the TV of Christmas past with this … Continue reading

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What to see in London this Christmas

London is one of the prettiest cities at any time of year. At Christmas it is especially gorgeous. We asked library staff for their favourite bits of this world class city and got some interesting results. From Handsome Hampstead to … Continue reading

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15 books you really need to read this Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to snuggle up beneath the blankets or next to an environmentally friendly peat fire burner and enjoy a good read. Reading is also a good way to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading

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Fairytale of #CityLibraryXmas

Christmas is a time of joy and good tunes. Whether you are having fun with family or friends, or spending a little bit of time revising, music can lift the spirits, energise or relax and help you bond with other … Continue reading

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Christmas food and drink

Christmas is a time for families, friends and communities to get together and share food and drink and each other’s company. The City community is no different. As an international University in the heart of London where the world’s best … Continue reading

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