The Bodleian game

You were promised tenuous links, but there’s nothing difficult to follow about this one. Yes, there really is a Bodleian board game.  Its aim is to recreate “hours spent in scholarly pursuit” as you move around the different reading rooms of the Bodleian Libraries, reliving the thrill of creating a bibliography for your research project.… Read More »

You win or you die. There is no middle ground.

George R.R. Martin  neatly encapsulates the precariousness of being a character in  A Game of Thrones, the televised version & extension to his books. A game  built on such an ethos is clearly what anyone’s Christmas needs! Games producers have been quick to translate the, err, cut and thrust of the TV series into coloured… Read More »

Balderdash

Balderdash In this word game players have to write a plausible definition of a real but obscure word. Points are awarded for the correct definition. All the definitions are then read out and further points awarded to players who identify the correct definition and also to the writers of false definitions erroneously selected as the correct definition… Read More »

A band is only as good as its euphonium section, according to John Philip Sousa

The Christmas story is a reminder of the plight of the homeless, and we are all used to the sight and sound of the Salvation Army bands performing and collecting money in the streets to support the destitute. 30 years ago, when I was working for Lovell, White & King, (thanks to whose generosity, Law… Read More »

A quick reminder

As an addition to the Christmas blog series, we would just like to remind those leaving Oxford in the vacation to make sure you know how to access materials from outside the Oxford network.  We know that you are most likely going to be busy with festivities but if you do decide to take a… Read More »

Board this Christmas

It’s that time of year again where we do our best to entertain you with a ‘countdown to Christmas’ blog series.  This year the Law Bod staff have stood on their tiptoes, looked on top of their wardrobes and brushed off the dust from their stash of board games. Although board games are not wholly… Read More »

Decipher citation abbreviations and find articles or cases with BodLaw tools

The Bodleian Law Library provides a number of database tools to help you find articles and cases from reading list citations. The basic process is to Determine the name of the journal or law report from the standard abbreviation used in the citation. You will almost certainly be able to tell from the citation whether… Read More »