by Siân Cox
I do like words.
I like to collect words.
I like to find new ones, store them up, and keep them for a rainy day.
Mostly my days are filled with words like journals, monographs, spreadsheets, space, library of congress, rolling stack, store and anagrams like UKRR and COPAC and NAG. I know.
But recently my days have been flooded with words like complex carbs, training schedule, miles, gait, foam rolling, fartlek, ouch and anagrams like IT Band, ER (easy run) and LR (long run).
This is because I have done a slightly mad thing and signed up for the London Marathon.
If you’d like to read the story behind it all please visit my page here:
by Rose Lock
Rosey Pool and the case of the damaged Equiano; or a book made safe and a treasure revealed.
The world of archives works slowly – the papers we hold need care and attention to prepare them for researchers, often to their frustration. But sometimes we get a request that we just can’t say no to, so it’s stoke up the coals and full steam ahead! Sometimes such emergency procedures provide us with surprise gifts, as happened in this case.
Dr. Rosey Pool and her papers are well known to us here in Special Collections, and we’ve always felt the fascinating archive created by a Dutch Jewish teacher and translator involved in the early days of the field of African-American studies was underused by researchers.