PHARMACIDE ARTS – Fake medicine : the disease of greed

The RSL is pleased to host this exhibition of 14 prints illustrating the global health impact poor quality medicines have on people’s lives. The works were created by several artists from South East Asia. The exhibition was recently presented at the first ever ‘Medicine Quality and Public Health’ international conference, organised by the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, the Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit at the University of Oxford and the Global Public Health Program of the United States Pharmacopeia.
The exhibition is on display in the Hooke stairwell and will be open until 4 January 2019.
further information on medicine quality is available on the IDDO website at www.iddo.org/research-themes/medicine-quality and through the podcast www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/paul-newton-poor-quality-medicines.

Welcome!

A warm welcome from the Radcliffe Science Library to all new and returning students. The RSL is Oxford’s main library for science subjects and pre-clinical medicine, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Please don’t hesitate to ask library staff for help. Here are a few pointers to get you started:

Oxford Open Doors 2018

The Radcliffe Science Library will be open to the public as part of Oxford Open Doors (organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust) on Saturday 8 September 2018, 10.30am – 1.45pm. There will be displays from the collections in the Entrance Hall Lounge,
plus a 3D-printing demonstration and building tours.
All welcome – readers are invited to participate and bring along friends.

Details of all Oxford Open Doors events can be found at www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/content/ood-events.

Please note that we will be open to readers as normal 10am to 2pm.

Edible Book Festival 2018

On Thursday 1 March the Radcliffe Science Library will be holding our 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival to mark World Book Day!

This event is free and open to any member of University – students, staff (including Bodleian Libraries staff) – and external readers. Everyone is invited to enter their book-themed culinary creations by bringing them to the RSL Lounge between 9am and 11am on Thursday 1 March.

What is an edible book?

Edible Books are art pieces composed of food that are ‘bookish’, i.e. based on and represent a book title, a book cover, a character, a plot element or theme, or any other attribute or characteristic directly associated with a book, including its form.

What will happen at the event?

All entries will be exhibited, documented, then eaten!

The timetable for the day is:

  • 9-11am Drop off entries
  • 11am-1pm Viewing and voting
  • 1pm Awards and refreshments

Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Fun
  • Most Bookish
  • People’s Choice

Even if you don’t have time to make your own edible entry, please join us in admiring and tasting the creations – and vote for your favorite. The entry with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice award.

At 1pm everyone will grab forks and we will “eat our own words”!

Need inspiration?

Take a look at last year’s entries (http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/2017/03/06/edible-book-festival-2017-the-entries/) or simply Google ‘edible book festival’ and you will find dozens of fantastic examples.

Remember, you don’t need to be an expert chef. If you’ve got a great idea for an entry, we want to see it!

Questions?

For more information or to register an entry contact beth.gibbs@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

The rules and an entry form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EBF18rules.