The 2018 Great Choreographic Challenge! This Friday evening at The Hive

Join us around The Hive for a evening of dance performances. Students have been given a challenge – 48 hours to create an original dance work.

This year expect some story telling, a flash mob, and some dance films. Plus an exclusive Q&A with the students and lecturers afterwards.

Friday 12 January 7:15-8:45pm All welcome. Admission free!

Booking essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-2018-choreographic-challenge-tickets-41878085481


Library News: Requesting digitised material; Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP

Requesting digitised materials

Requesting digitised chapters and articles for your students is easy. This video takes you step by step through the process of requesting items for your resource list. Very quick and simple when you know how! There have been a few useful updates in late 2017 which we mention here.

Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP

If you still need to review and publish your semester 2/ Term 2 resource lists, now is the time to do it! Please update, publish and request review of your resource lists so that we can order new items and make resources available to students for your modules.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Library News: Requesting digitised material; Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP; Christmas opening times for The Hive

Requesting digitised materials

Requesting digitised chapters and articles for your students is easy. This video takes you step by step through the process of requesting items for your resource list. Very quick and simple when you know how! There have been a few useful updates in late 2017 which we mention here.

Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP

If you still need to review and publish your semester 2/ Term 2 resource lists, now is the time to do it! Please update, publish and request review of your resource lists so that we can order new items and make resources available to students for your modules.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Christmas opening times

Merry Christmas to you all! Here are the Christmas break opening times for The Hive https://library.worc.ac.uk/blogs/20171127

Library news: Shut Up and Write! Requesting digitised material and Publishing Resource Lists

Library Services: Shut up and Write!

The second of this semester’s Shut Up and Write! sessions will take place in The Hive on Thursday, 14th December, in rooms 7 and 8 (Level 3).

All researchers are welcome: escape the usual distractions and concentrate on a piece of academic writing. In addition, Su Fagg, Research Support Librarian, will be on hand to offer advice and support in the use of Library Services.

No need to book- just turn up!

Requesting digitised materials

Requesting digitised chapters and articles for your students is easy. This video takes you step by step through the process of requesting items for your resource list. Very quick and simple when you know how! There have been a few useful updates in late 2017 which we mention here.

Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP

If you still need to review and publish your semester 2/ Term 2 resource lists, now is the time to do it! Please update, publish and request review of your resource lists so that we can order new items and make resources available to students for your modules.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Library Services: SCOPUS Workshop, Study Happy and Publication of Resource Lists

SCOPUS Workshop: last chance to book

We now have access to SCOPUS*? Would you like to know more about it?

If so, please accept our invitation to attend a training workshop, which is being held in EEG023 from 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, 6 December.

Representatives from Elsevier will be in attendance to demonstrate how to get the most out of SCOPUS, searching tips and how to track the impact of your research output. There will be time for you to explore the database and tools, as well as ask questions of the experts.

If you are interested, please email s.fagg@worc.ac.uk  to register for a place in the workshop. Places are limited so don’t delay.

*SCOPUS is a large database of abstracts and citations from peer-reviewed literature.  It uses smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. It covers over 21,000 titles from over 5,000 international publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science, arts and humanities.


Study Happy askalibrarian on Tour & Hive on Tour

Tuesday 12 December 10:00-2:30, Main Entrance, St John’s Campus

Drop in and meet your friendly library team.

Academic Liaison Librarians, members of the Hive team and Reffie the Raptor will be on hand to answer your questions and talk all things library- this time with added Christmas cheer! Struggling to get stuck into your research? Need to know more about resource lists? Just Ask!


Resource Lists – Publish and review ASAP

If you still need to review and publish your semester 2/ Term 2 resource lists, now is the time to do it! Please update, publish and request review of your resource lists so that we can order new items and make resources available to students for your modules.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian

SCOPUS Workshop and Resource Lists

SCOPUS Workshop

We now have access to SCOPUS*? Would you like to know more about it?

If so, please accept our invitation to attend a training workshop, which is being held in EEG023 from 12:30-14:00 on Wednesday, 6 December.

Representatives from Elsevier will be in attendance to demonstrate how to get the most out of SCOPUS, searching tips and how to track the impact of your research output. There will be time for you to explore the database and tools, as well as ask questions of the experts.

If you are interested, please email s.fagg@worc.ac.uk  to register for a place in the workshop. Places are limited so don’t delay.

*SCOPUS is a large database of abstracts and citations from peer-reviewed literature.  It uses smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. It covers over 21,000 titles from over 5,000 international publishers in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science, arts and humanities.


Resource Lists – Publish and review for Semester 2 by 1 December

Please be aware Semester 2/Term 2  Resource Lists should be published and sent for review and any digitisation requests made by 1 December 2017 so that new items can be ordered in time by the library and resources are accessible to students.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian

Library News: New resource requests; Resource Lists publishing, Resource list new look

Request a new eresource subscription

We’re currently accepting eresource purchase recommendations for 2018-19.  This includes subscriptions to journals, databases, ebook collections and other online resources (excluding single ebook titles).

Please complete our online request form by 30 November 2017 for your requests to be considered as part of our planning process. We will arrange trials of the resources in the New Year where appropriate. If you need any assistance with the form, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian. Further information on the purchasing process can be found on our webpages, including a summary of dates to help with your planning.


Resource Lists – Publish and review for Semester 2 by 1 December

Please be aware Semester 2/Term 2  Resource Lists should be published and sent for review and any digitisation requests made by 1 December 2017 so that new items can be ordered in time by the library and resources are accessible to students.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian


New List View for Resource Lists (Talis Aspire)

Talis have refreshed the student view of Resource Lists in response to user feedback.

New features include:

  • additional item details which display within the list itself, instead of a separate screen;
  • book jackets where available;
  • the ability to change referencing style within the list;
  • a button to report broken links next to each item.

The new list view keeps all your notes and sections. It also works in Blackboard, so you can still link to a list and embed sections of a list within different parts of your Blackboard module.

Ready to take a look? Log in to http://resourcelists.worc.ac.uk and find your list. You’ll have the option to switch your list over to the new view. All feedback welcome: please email your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Client Earth Talk at The Hive

Client Earth – Wednesday 22 November

Speakers James Thornton and Martin Goodman

Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Lawyers may not immediately come to mind but they provide new rules to legislatures, see that they are enforced, tackle big business to ensure money flows into cultural change, and keep us informed. Lawyers who take the Earth as their client are exceptional and inspirational and our speaker James Thornton is one of them.

James Thornton is an environmental lawyer, the founding CEO of ClientEarth, best known in Britain for forcing the government to act on illegal levels of air pollution. He was named by the New Statesman as one of 10 people who could change the world.

Martin Goodman is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction. He holds the chair of Creative Writing at the University of Hull, where he is director of the Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing.

Talk starts at 6.30pm
Tickets £6.00, students/concessions £5.00
Book tickets

Call for participants – British Science Night at The Hive

During ‘British Science Week’, the University and The Hive have an action packed events programme planned, but there’s still time for you to get involved.

The Hive are looking for contributors for the science festival evening event on Thursday 15 March.

Each year there is an family evening which runs as part of the many activities already booked for British Science Week.

Last year the evening event attracted an estimated 400 attendees who came to see over 20 table-top interactive exhibitions and 6 engaging talks presented by local institutions, organisations, community groups and academics. The event provided a great opportunity to introduce children to the wonder of the sciences and hopefully contribute to the development of a life-long interest or career. This ‘family event’ is in addition to the ‘schools events and exhibitions’ which are run throughout British Science Week by University staff and students.

In 2018 the theme for the Thursday evening event is “Fragile Earth” and we hope to find contributors from across many disciplines; from bee keeping to volcanoes, renewable energy to extinction, water cycle to geology, rainforests to ice ages, and everything in between.

Would you be interested in taking part in the event in 2018? We are looking for interactive exhibitions aimed at families (generally children 6-12 and parents, but all ages are welcome), which excite the imagination and really engage visitors. Previous exhibitions have included using microscopes, friction experiments, thermal imaging cameras, making marine conservation reserves, gazing at the stars through telescopes, rocket demonstrations, holding prehistoric stone tools and much more).We are also looking for a number of short talks (sub 30 minutes) aimed at a similar audience.
The event will be on the evening of Thursday 15th March 2018 between 4.30 and 8pm, on Level 0 of The Hive.

If you or your department would be interested in providing an exhibit or talk at The Hive Science Night in 2018, or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get back in touch. Please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in the event.

Thank you for your time and kind regards

Anita Kiss
Library Customer Advisor

ANeacsa@worcestershire.gov.uk

Arts & Cultural events at the University

HELPING A LEOPARD TO CHANGE ITS SPOTS: HOW TO REHABILITATE OFFENDERS

LECTURE BY PROFESSOR ERICA BOWEN, UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER

Date: 21 Nov 4pm for 4.15pm start, close at 5.30pm

Admission: FREE

Location: Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Hereford Campus, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LS

The issue of whether offenders can be successfully rehabilitated as part of criminal justice sentencing policy is controversial. The tension between punishment and rehabilitation as aims and outcomes of penal policy are ongoing, and the balance between these two aspects shifts depending on the political climate.

This public lecture will provide an overview of how penal policy concerning the rehabilitation of offenders has fluctuated over time, the factors that have influenced it, and how scientific evidence has, or has not, contributed to this debate.

We will take a closer look at current perspectives on working with offenders to prevent future reoffending, and what is known about the effectiveness of these approaches.

RSVP by 14 November via studentHUB@hlcollege.ac.uk or 01432 365 431


MEDICAL BOOK GROUP AT THE INFIRMARY: CUTTING FOR STONE, ABRAHAM VERGHESE

Date: 23 Nov 7–8pm

Admission: FREE

Location: Infirmary Museum, City campus

“My brother, Shiva, and I came into the world in the late afternoon of the twentieth of September in the year of grace 1954. We took our first breaths in the thick air of Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

Bound by birth, we were driven apart by bitter betrayal. No surgeon can heal the wound that divides two brothers. Where silk and steel fail, story must succeed.

To begin at the beginning…”

To book please either visit: bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets or email: InfirmaryMuseum@worc.ac.uk or call: 01905 542373. Please be sure to book so we know how many people to expect.


THE ANNUAL WORCESTER LECTURE 2017

HOW CAN WE GET TRUTH BACK TO THE CENTRE OF PUBLIC DEBATE?

DELIVERED BY THE RT HON CHARLES CLARKE

Date: 21 Nov 6pm

Admission: FREE

Location: Worcester Cathedral

Presented by Worcester Cathedral and the University of Worcester, this year’s Annual Worcester Lecture will address the ways in which politics, the media and academic life have to change in order to contest “post-truth” politics and to put facts and proper analysis at the centre of public discourse.

After a distinguished political career, in which he served as Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Education, Charles Clarke is now a Visiting Professor in Politics at the University of East Anglia, and Visiting Professor in Politics and Faith at the University of Lancaster. He writes and lectures on matters concerned with ethics in public life. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via l.robson-cropper@worc.ac.uk


UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER CAROL SERVICE

Date: 12 Dec 7.30pm

Admission: FREE

Location: Worcester Cathedral

Everyone is welcome: students, staff, alumni, families and friends of the University.


Arts and Culture Now AW17

Welcome to the latest news about what’s happening in Arts and Culture Now. Over the next few months, we’re presenting a very exciting and eclectic mix of film, theatre, exhibitions, lectures and conferences.

Download your copy now!

www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/arts-and-culture

Library News: Eresource requests; Resource Lists; Study Happy Fair; SCONUL Access; Access to Research; E-book downloads

Request a new eresource subscription

We’re currently accepting eresource purchase recommendations for 2018-19.  This includes subscriptions to journals, databases, ebook collections and other online resources (excluding single ebook titles).

Please complete our online request form by 30th November 2017 for your requests to be considered as part of our planning process.  We will arrange trials of the resources in the New Year where appropriate. If you need any assistance with the form, please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.  Further information on the purchasing process can be found on our webpages, including a summary of dates to help with your planning.


Resource Lists – Publish and review for Semester 2 by 1st December

Please be aware Semester 2/Term 2  Resource Lists should be published and sent for review and any digitisation requests made by 1st December 2017 so that new items can be ordered in time by the library and resources are accessible to students.

For more advice on managing Resource Lists, see our dedicated guide or contact your Academic Liaison Librarian


Study Happy Fair

Wednesday 15 November 11am- 5pm, The Hive

Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier and smarter. Meet a broad range of wellbeing providers, stroke a Pets as Therapy dog, blend your own smoothie using pedal power, make your own stress ball and much more. This event is open to all but is particularly aimed at University students and staff, GCSE, Sixth Form and further education students.

Some activities are only available for limited parts of the event. For full details and timings please see the Study Happy webpages: library.worc.ac.uk/study-happy


SCONUL Access Scheme

What is it? A scheme that allows members of universities access to other university libraries.

Why use it?

  • ALL university staff are allowed to borrow books from other participating university libraries
  • It might be quicker to visit another university than apply for an interlibrary loan
  • Not all staff live in Worcester, you might want to use a library that’s closer to home
  • Everyone loves freebies right?

How do I get it? Answer three simple questions on the SCONUL Access application page. We’ll send you an email, you take it to your university of choice.  Membership lasts for three years or when your UW library account expires (whichever comes first).

Any strings attached? Provided you’re in good standing with us i.e. no outstanding fines, you’ll be accepted.

HPLs too?  Yes HPLs too.


Access to Research (A2R)

What is it? Who says the government is all take and no give?  The Finch Report (2012) decreed that by 2014 all publicly funded research should be made freely available to the public.  Over 15 million articles are hosted on the database.

Why use it?

  • Use it to access articles from journals we don’t subscribe to
  • It can be quicker to search A2R than apply for an interlibrary loan
  • Everyone loves freebies right?

How do I get it? Simply go into any public library that has signed up to the scheme and access it from there (Worcestershire libraries is a member of the scheme). Want to access it from The Hive?  Come and see us on the askalibrarian desk and we’ll get you started.

Any strings attached? It’s only available in participating public libraries, so no access from home/on campus etc

Any questions/want to arrange a demo for your team? Contact
n.skeen@worc.ac.uk


Trouble downloading some kinds of e-book?

Our academic e-book providers are increasingly moving away from PDF to the EPUB format, meaning that rather than using the standard Adobe Reader software you will also need an EPUB reader to view – and especially to download – some of our e-books. One such e-book reader application is Bluefire. You can run Bluefire on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops (on Windows, iOS and Android operating systems) and is free to download. You will also need an Adobe ID to access rights-controlled epub content like our subscription ebook services. To use Bluefire on your own devices, just follow the steps beneath to be ‘e-book ready’!

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Adobe ID using your University e-mail address here.
  2. You can download Bluefire on your own devices here or from iTunes or Google Play. University staff and researchers: if you are using a University of Worcester PC or laptop, click the Windows button (bottom left of your screen), and search for Software Center. You’ll find Bluefire available to install here, no admin rights required.)
  3. Follow the instructions on your device to install Bluefire.
  4. Once installed, open the Bluefire reader, and in the ‘Edit’ menu, select ‘Authorize App’.
  5. When prompted, enter your Adobe ID details.
  6. DONE! You’re all set to choose, download and read all our e-book content which is provided in epub format!

(Some supplier sites tell you that you will need Adobe Digital Editions software.The fact is – you don’t. Ignore that and go onto the next step to download and view with Bluefire.)

We’re also working with ICT to have Bluefire included as part of the standard UW PC image across all our campuses.

When you download an ebook for, say, Dawson Era, the file will be available as an .acsm file. This will open in Bluefire once installed.

MacOS users please note: Bluefire support have confirmed to us that while there is a full version of Bluefire for iOS, unfortunately there isn’t yet one for MacOS. Our best advice at present is to either source another epub reader through the Apple App Store or to use Adobe Digital Editions. The MacOS download can be found here

The process is very similar to that when using Bluefire: get an Adobe ID as per the earlier instructions, download and install Digital Editions, associate your installed Digital Editions with your Adobe ID, and you should be ready to go.

 

Call for participants – British Science Night at The Hive

During ‘British Science Week’, the University and The Hive have an action packed events programme planned, but there’s still time for you to get involved.

The Hive are looking for contributors for the science festival evening event on Thursday 15 March.

Each year there is an family evening which runs as part of the many activities already booked for British Science Week.

Last year the evening event attracted an estimated 400 attendees who came to see over 20 table-top interactive exhibitions and 6 engaging talks presented by local institutions, organisations, community groups and academics. The event provided a great opportunity to introduce children to the wonder of the sciences and hopefully contribute to the development of a life-long interest or career. This ‘family event’ is in addition to the ‘schools events and exhibitions’ which are run throughout British Science Week by University staff and students.

In 2018 the theme for the Thursday evening event is “Fragile Earth” and we hope to find contributors from across many disciplines; from bee keeping to volcanoes, renewable energy to extinction, water cycle to geology, rainforests to ice ages, and everything in between.

Would you be interested in taking part in the event in 2018? We are looking for interactive exhibitions aimed at families (generally children 6-12 and parents, but all ages are welcome), which excite the imagination and really engage visitors. Previous exhibitions have included using microscopes, friction experiments, thermal imaging cameras, making marine conservation reserves, gazing at the stars through telescopes, rocket demonstrations, holding prehistoric stone tools and much more).We are also looking for a number of short talks (sub 30 minutes) aimed at a similar audience.
The event will be on the evening of Thursday 15th March 2018 between 4.30 and 8pm, on Level 0 of The Hive.

If you or your department would be interested in providing an exhibit or talk at The Hive Science Night in 2018, or if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get back in touch. Please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you think might be interested in the event.

Thank you for your time and kind regards

Anita Kiss
Library Customer Advisor

ANeacsa@worcestershire.gov.uk

 

 

Library News: Shut up & Write! Live chat; Study Happy; E-books

Library Services: Shut up and Write!

The first of this semester’s sessions will take place in The Hive on Tuesday, 7th November, 13:00-17:00, Rooms 7 & 8.

Aimed primarily at PGRs, the idea is to ‘escape’ the usual distractions to concentrate on a piece of academic writing. All researchers welcome.

In addition, Su Fagg, Research Support Librarian, will be on hand to offer advice and support in the use of Library Services.

No need to book- just turn up!

Live chat continues

We’re now into our third week running our Live Chat service.  Click on the ‘Can we help? Live chat’ tab on the Library Services webpages and chat with a librarian. This is in addition to emailing askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk,  texting us at 01902 504126 and visiting the desk on Level 3 in The Hive. Please help us by promoting the chat service to your students.

Study Happy Occupational Therapy Stand for Occupational Therapy week

Tuesday 7 November, The Hive

Come and meet University of Worcester Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students for advice on your physical, mental and academic wellbeing and top tips on how to #StudyHappy


Study Happy Fair

Wednesday 15 November 11am- 5pm, The Hive

Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier and smarter. Meet a broad range of wellbeing providers, stroke a Pets as Therapy dog, blend your own smoothie using pedal power, make your own stress ball and much more. This event is open to all but is particularly aimed at University students and staff, GCSE, Sixth Form and further education students.

Some activities are only available for limited parts of the event. For full details and timings please see the Study Happy webpages: library.worc.ac.uk/study-happy

Trouble downloading some kinds of e-book?

Our academic e-book providers are increasingly moving away from PDF to the EPUB format, meaning that rather than using the standard Adobe Reader software you will also need an EPUB reader to view – and especially to download – some of our e-books. One such e-book reader application is Bluefire. You can run Bluefire on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops (on Windows, iOS and Android operating systems) and is free to download. You will also need an Adobe ID to access rights-controlled epub content like our subscription ebook services. To use Bluefire on your own devices, just follow the steps beneath to be ‘e-book ready’!

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Adobe ID using your University e-mail address here.
  2. You can download Bluefire on your own devices here or from iTunes or Google Play.
  3. Follow the instructions on your device to install Bluefire.
  4. Once installed, open the Bluefire reader, and in the ‘Edit’ menu, select ‘Authorize App’.
  5. When prompted, enter your Adobe ID details.
  6. DONE! You’re all set to choose, download and read all our e-book content which is provided in epub format!

(One last thing to note, some supplier sites tell you that you will need Adobe Digital Editions software.The fact is – you don’t. Ignore that and go onto the next step to download and view with Bluefire.)

We’re also working with ICT to have Bluefire included as part of the standard UW PC image across all our campuses.

MacOS users please note: Bluefire support have confirmed to us that while there is a full version of Bluefire for iOS, unfortunately there isn’t yet one for MacOS. Our best advice at present is to either source another epub reader through the Apple App Store or to use Adobe Digital Editions. The MacOS download can be found here

The process is very similar to that when using Bluefire: get an Adobe ID as per the earlier instructions, download and install Digital Editions, associate your installed Digital Editions with your Adobe ID, and you should be ready to go.

See our Library blog post: http://library.worc.ac.uk/blogs/20171026

 

Christmas at The Hive

Find out what The Hive has this Christmas for families. More information can be found and or tickets booked on our website here

http://www.thehiveworcester.org/family-events.html

Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales
A great way to get kids into the festive spirit and discover the joy of stories together. Saturday 25 November to Saturday 23 December
11am and 2.45pm
Free

Lantern Making Workshops
Take part in The Hive Christmas lantern making workshops ready for The Hive’s annual spectacular lantern parade on Thursday 7 December.
Saturday 25 November, Sunday 26 November, Saturday 2 December, Sunday 3 December
11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 2.30pm
£4.00 for willow lanterns (ages 7 years +)
£2.50 for mini lanterns (all ages)

Lantern Parade
Join us in Cathedral Square. Worcestershire Youth Wind Orchestra will be playing from 5.30pm. Parade sets off from the Square to The Hive at 6pm. After the parade there will be music and singing in The Hive.
Thursday 7 December 6pm
Free

Victorian Decoration Making
Drop-in craft session to make a Victorian Christmas Decoration.
Saturday 9 December
10am – 3pm
Free

Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails
Presented by Widdershins Theatre
What really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll. All will be revealed in this beautiful show by Widdershins Theatre using puppets and props. It’s full of fun and laughter and has an exciting gypsy soundtrack that you won’t be able to stop singing long after the show has finished. Suitable for everyone aged 3 and up and their pet trolls.
Saturday 9 December
Performances at 12.45pm & 3pm
Adults £7.00, children £3.00, babes in arms free

What’s On at The Hive in November

 

For November we have got a number of interesting talks covering a range of topics including human rights and equity law, World War 1, the ideas and processes of contemporary artists and discussions on the environment from a lawyers point of view. We are also starting our preparations for Christmas with lantern making workshops and Christmas stories and continuing our Adult Learning and Explore the Past workshops and courses.

All of our November highlights are listed below. For our full Autumn programme please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you in The Hive.

 

Childhood Interrupted: Worcestershire’s Youth in WW1 – 2 – 29 November
An exhibition bringing together the findings of a Worcestershire World War 100 project exploring how children’s lives and education were changed, altered or disrupted by the First World War.Exploring Family History Websites:
Exploring family History Websites: Find My Past – Thursday 9 November, 7 – 9pm, £6.00
Ancestry & Find My Past are great resources, and both are available free in The Hive. How do you get started on them and make the most of them? Find out in our workshops which focus on researching family history. Participants should be familiar with computers and the internet.  Book tickets for using Ancestry  Book tickets for using Find My PastLeisure Courses – to book visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/courses
Presentation Skills for Beginners -Thursday 9 November, 10am – 3pm, £36.00

Human Rights & Equality Law – Tuesday 7 November, 6 – 7.30pm
The University of Worcester School of Law is delighted to welcome Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers who will be talking human rights/equality law. She is the leading equality lawyer and has acted in extremely high-profile cases such as the French Burqa ban and the challenge to allow opposite sex couples to apply for civil partnership.  Book a free place

Online Skills Mini Course – Saturday 11 November, 11am – 12.30pm
Want to learn something new? How to use the internet for online services such as banking, shopping, Facebook or even emailing in our free bookable sessions. Basic keyboard and mouse skills required.  Book a free place

Armistice Day Talks – Saturday 11 November, 1 – 3.30pm
Three talks by Worcestershire World War One Hundred in commemoration of Armistice Day
Dr Martha Stewart the First Female Resident Medical Officer, Worcester Royal Infirmary by Rebecca Wynter. Research into Medical Developments in Worcestershire in WW1 talk is by Alice Brumby. Stretcher Bearers and the Casualty Evacuation Chain by Emily Mayhew. Book a free place

Study Happy Fair – Wednesday 15 November, 11am – 5pm
Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier, smarter. Meet local wellbeing practitioners, learn techniques to help you combat study stress and try energy-boosting activity sessions. This event is open to all but is aimed particularly at sixth form, further education and university students.

Garage Lecture Series – Wednesday 15, 22 & 29 November, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Meadow Arts and the University of Worcester’s Fine Art department, Garage Studios, are delighted to continue their successful series of artists’ talks. Some of the most exciting contemporary artists working in the UK will be visiting The Hive, to talk about their artwork, ideas and the processes they use in a series of eight free talks. The talks are free and open to all, though booking is recommended via www.meadowarts.org

Civil War Worcestershire – Behind the Scenes Tour – Wednesday 22 November, 2 – 3.30pm
Come with us behind the scenes to find out about the Civil War in the county through documents, books and archaeology in our collections. You’ll also get to see the places the public don’t usually get to see. £6.00 Book tickets

Client Earth – Wednesday 22 November, 6.30pm
Speakers James Thornton and Martin Goodman
Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Lawyers may not immediately come to mind but they provide new rules to legislatures, see that they are enforced, tackle big business to ensure money flows into cultural change, and keep us informed. Lawyers who take the Earth as their client are exceptional and inspirational and our speaker James Thornton is one of them.  James Thornton is an environmental lawyer, the founding CEO of ClientEarth. Martin Goodman is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction.
Tickets £6.00, students/concessions £5.00 Book tickets

Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales – Saturdays from 25 November to 23 December, 11am & 2.45pm
Curl up and get cosy at The Hive for our Christmas Rat-a-tat Tales.  A great way to get kids into the festive spirit and discover the joy of stories together.

Lantern Making Workshops – 25 & 26 November, 11am & 1.30pm
Take part in The Hive Christmas lantern making workshops ready for The Hive’s annual spectacular lantern parade on Thursday 7 December. £4.00 for willow lanterns (ages 7 years +), £2.50 for mini lanterns (all ages)  Book tickets for 25 November   Book tickets for 26 November

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Arts & Cultural events at the University


HUMAN RIGHTS & EQUALITY LAW BY KARON MONAGHAN QC, MATRIX CHAMBERS

Date: 7 Nov 6–7.30pm Admission: FREE Location: The Hive

The University of Worcester’s School of Law is delighted to welcome Karon Monaghan QC who will be talking about an aspect of human rights / equality law. She is a leading equality lawyer and has acted in extremely high-profile cases such as the French Burqa ban and the challenge to allow opposite sex couples to apply for civil partnerships.


SUFFRAGE TEA BY PROFESSOR MAGGIE ANDREWS, UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER (PART OF THE BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL)

Date: 19 Nov 1–4pm
Admission: FREE
Location: Croome Park, High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW

100 years ago Edwardian suffragette campaigners spread their message by holding ‘suffragette teas’, this is your opportunity to join in all the fun they had. Play suffragette board games, view an exhibition, design badges and banners, buy a little jam or sample suffragette themed cakes and chat to those studying and writing about women’s suffrage. All will take place at Croome Park, a National Trust Property so can you can also learn about the house’s own Hidden Suffragette Heroine – Sophia Duleep Sing who was a keen member of the Women’s Social and Political Union. Her brother married the daughter of the ninth Earl of Coventry and the owner of Croome Park.


SUFFRAGE TALK AND TASTE BY PROFESSOR MAGGIE ANDREWS, UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER (PART OF THE BEING HUMAN FESTIVAL)

Date: 20 Nov 2–4pm Admission: FREE Location: St. Swithun’s Church, Church Street, Worcester, WR1 2RH

A talk exploring the significance of food, cooking and recipes for many suffrage campaigners and tasting recipes that suffrage campaigners included in their fund raising cookery books. There will also be the opportunity to see inside St. Swithun’s Church, an impressive Grade I listed Georgian building located in the heart of Worcester. It has an outstanding interior, retaining all the furnishings of its time, including box pews, early English organ and rare three decker pulpit.


WORLD WAR 1 ARMISTICE DAY TALKS

Date: 11 Nov 1–3.30pm Admission: FREE Location: The Hive

Worcestershire played its role during the First World War. At The Hive this Armistice Day you can hear about three medical areas that impacted the county. Suitable for all ages and interests, the speakers are experts in their topic and will engage you with their enthusiasm for the content:

• Stretcher Bearers and the Casualty Evacuation Chain – by Emily Mayhew

• Dr Martha Stewart the First Female Resident Medical Officer, Worcester Infirmary – by Rebecca Wynter

• Research into Medical Developments in Worcestershire in WW1 – by Alice Brumby

Book your place at http://www.bit.ly/TheInfirmaryTickets


STUDY HAPPY FAIR

Date: 15 Nov 11am–5pm Admission: FREE Location: The Hive

Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier, smarter. Come along to meet local wellbeing practitioners, learn techniques to help you combat study stress and even try your hand at energy-boosting activity sessions. This event is open to all but is aimed particularly at sixth form, further education and University students.


Arts and Culture Now AW17

Welcome to the latest news about what’s happening in Arts and Culture Now. Over the next few months, we’re presenting a very exciting and eclectic mix of film, theatre, exhibitions, lectures and conferences.

Download your copy now!

www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/arts-and-culture

Library News: Downloading ebooks, Live chat, Keep up to date

Downloading ebooks

Our academic e-book providers are increasingly moving away from PDF to the EPUB format, meaning that rather than using the standard Adobe Reader software you will also need an EPUB reader to view – and especially to download – some of our e-books. One such e-book reader application is Bluefire. You can run Bluefire on phones, tablets, laptops and desktops (on Windows, iOS and Android operating systems) and is free to download. You will also need an Adobe ID to access rights-controlled epub content like our subscription ebook services. To use Bluefire on your own devices, just follow the steps beneath to be ‘e-book ready’!

  1. If you don’t already have one, create an Adobe ID using your University e-mail address here.
  2. You can download Bluefireon your own devices here or from iTunes or Google Play.
  3. Follow the instructions on your device to install Bluefire.
  4. Once installed, open the Bluefire reader, and in the ‘Edit’ menu, select ‘Authorize App’.
  5. When prompted, enter your Adobe ID details.
  6. DONE! You’re all set to choose, download and read all our e-book content which is provided in epub format!

(One last thing to note, some supplier sites tell you that you will need Adobe Digital Editions software. The fact is – you don’t. Ignore that and go onto the next step to download and view with Bluefire.)

We are also working with ICT to have Bluefire included as part of the standard UW PC image across all our campuses.

See our Library blog post: http://library.worc.ac.uk/blogs/20171026


Live chat with askalibrarian

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