University of Sussex Special Collections and Mass Observation Archive Blog

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Archive for November, 2012

Desert Island Books



Something a little interactive  for this week’s post: Last week, a student volunteer found a little booklet amongst a pile of miscellaneous library publications he was cataloguing, that sparked an interesting conversation in the archive about our favourite books.  Inspired by the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs, the booklet “If you could only take […]

Be Still and Know – where does our motto come from?



The University of Sussex Motto “Be still and know” was adopted in 1961 during the second year of teaching at the University – a year when student fees were only £55!  It is a quote from the Bible (Psalm 46:10); the whole sentence reads: “Be still and know that I am God”.   I recently found a […]