Category Archives: Library services

A pukeko in a ponga tree

So starts a distinctively New Zealand adaptation of a true love’s Christmas gifts. The link will take you through to the words – the tune will be easy to work out. (This version was first published by Kingi M. Ihaka in a book of the same name in 1981.) (Image thanks to Sid Mosell who… Read More »

Little Donkey, Away in a Manger and the Nativity

Little donkey, little donkey                                        Had a heavy day Little donkey Carry Mary safely on her way… By Francesca Marsden Little Donkey was written by English songwriter Eric Boswell, and topped the UK charts for several weeks at the end of 1959. The carol, telling of Mary’s journey to Bethlehem on the donkey, is ever-present in children’s… Read More »

The library email address is currently out of order

We are currently experiencing some technical problems with the email address so if you need to contact us please email an individual staff member (you can find out who does what at and look up our email addresses at or reach us by telephone on +44 (0)1865 271462. We apologise for the… Read More »

Filing feat in Law Bod

If, on a visit to the Bodleian Law Library, you happen to be perusing the shelves for some particular tome, you might come across a large gap on a shelf with a slip left there in the space. It will simply say the title of the publication, the number of volumes, the shelf mark and… Read More »

Indigenous Peoples and the law (and a useful new LibGuide!)

By Francesca Marsden I thought that I would take the opportunity, having done a lot of research for my soon-to-be-published LibGuide on the topic, to share a few interesting pieces of international legislation and highlight a significant case concerning indigenous peoples that I discovered along the way. Also, it may be a (not so subtle) attempt draw attention… Read More »