Opening hours w/b 3 October 2016

Next week, we are looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of postgraduate students. As such, inductions will be held on Tuesday afternoon, and the unit library will then be unstaffed for the rest of the week as library staff will be helping out with new students at the History Faculty Library.

Monday, Tuesday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Unstaffed

As ever, please contact us if you would like to visit the library. We wish you a happy weekend – now that it’s autumn, be sure to eat the right amount of linseed in order to restore moisture to the body and counteract the harm caused by climatic dryness1. This image shows a distinguished gentleman, seated before a painted screen and flanked by two attendants, expounding the health-giving virtues of eating flax (linseed) in this season.

1. May not still be considered substantiated medical advice.

L0034695 Chinese woodcut, eating linseed in autumn counteracts dryness Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org The image shows a distinguished gentleman, seated before a painted screen, flanked by two attendants. In the foreground stands a farmer, holding a flax (linseed) plant. The gentleman is expounding the health-giving virtues of eating linseed in the autumn. Autumn is a particularly dry season, but eating the right amount of linseed is supposed to restore moisture to the body and counteract the harm caused by climatic dryness. Woodcut Library of Zhongguo zhongyi yanjiu yuan (China Academy for Traditional Chinese Medicine) Yinshan zhengyao (Principles of Correct Diet) Hu Shihui Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

L0034695 Chinese woodcut, eating linseed in autumn counteracts dryness; credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images, images@wellcome.ac.uk, http://wellcomeimages.org
Library of Zhongguo zhongyi yanjiu yuan (China Academy for Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Yinshan zhengyao (Principles of Correct Diet), Hu Shihui
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/