Diffraction is a collaboration between second year Fine Arts students at Arts University Bournemouth and the Oxford Structural Genomics Consortium. The launch event will take place at the RSL on Wednesday 28 March – details are at https://www.facebook.com/events/570756029969419/. The exhibition will continue until 17 June.
This gallery contains 13 photos.
Many thanks to all who supported the Edible Book Festival today despite the difficult weather conditions! Here are all the entries and winners. There are also some 360 degree photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/144464434@N06/albums/72157690979994472
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”!
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!
For more information or to register an entry contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rules and an entry form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/EBF18rules.
RSL staff would very much like to know which parts of the Library readers prefer to use. Please let us know at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/rsl-spaces-HT18.
Your views will inform future development of the RSL’s spaces.
We currently have a trial to a new Earth Sciences database. EarthDoc is EAGE’s online geoscience database which contains more than 62,000 event papers and journal articles. EarthDoc gives you the opportunity to consult many years of research and a vast expanse of technical knowledge. All articles and papers cover the main fields of study within Geoscience, such as: Geology, Geophysics, Near Surface, Petroleum engineering, Reservoir and Production Engineering. The trial will run until Thurs 15th February.
It will be available via OxLIP+: http://oxford1-ml.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/V/U2IF56YNB2D4G2LQJA43G3S4CTD57KTK45YMHN7NIG8LJFA5ES-02435?RN=715922386&pds_handle=GUEST
Please contact Andrew Kernot in the Radcliffe Science Library (email@example.com) or Elizabeth Crowley in the Earth Sciences Library (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any feedback.
Vacation opening hours apply at the RSL until Friday 12 January 2018 (8.30am-7pm Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm Saturday and closed on Sunday).
Term-time opening hours for Hilary will start on Saturday 13 January (8.30am-10pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday).
The RSL will close for the Christmas and New Year period at 5pm on Friday 22 December and will reopen at 8.30am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.
Vacation loans are due back on Tuesday 16 January (ie Tuesday 1st Week of Hilary).
RSL staff would like to wish all our readers a happy festive period and a peaceful New Year!
A warm welcome from the Radcliffe Science Library to all new students. The RSL is Oxford’s main library for science subjects and pre-clinical medicine. Please don’t hesitate to ask library staff for help. Here are a few pointers to get you started:
- Your Subject Librarian is to person to contact with any questions you have about library services and resources. Contact details for the RSL’s Subject Librarians can be found at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/contact/radcliffe-science-library-staff.
- The RSL website (www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science) gives full details of our services.
- Training. We run a lot of orientation and information skills sessions for new students in Michaelmas term – they are listed at:
– Undergraduates: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/training/rsl-undergraduate-induction
– Postgraduates: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/training/rsl-graduate-induction
The Bodleian Libraries also provides the iSkills programme, covering such topics as reference management, Open Access and e-books – details are at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate.
- Library Assistant. This is a web-based tool optimised for viewing on smaller screens which gives you essential information about Oxford’s libraries. Access it on your phone or tablet at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/assistant.
- LibGuides. These are online guides written by Subject Librarians to get you started with the key resources in your subject area. The full list of Bodleian Libraries Libguides is at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/.
- News from us: We’re on Twitter as @radcliffescilib and Facebook as Radcliffe Science Library. There is also a monthly newsletter, Science and Medicine Dispatch, which features news from the RSL and other science libraries and also from the Bodleian Health Care Libraries. It’s distributed via email and in print, and also online at
www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/about/science-and-medicine-dispatch. The October issue is out soon!
The Radcliffe Science Library will be open to the public as part of Oxford Open Doors (organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust) on Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am – 1.45pm. Details are at http://www.oxfordpreservation.org.uk/events/open-public-radsci-0.
Please note that we will be open to readers as normal 10am to 2pm.