The Learning Renaissance

The internet is the end of libraries? Not in Finland!

You might be forgiven for thinking that the Tory government subscribed to the view that Libraries were redundant given the ubiquitous nature of the internet. Finland begs to differ and … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Libraries

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Reading

August 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thought For The Day: Cherishing Libraries

As Pirjo Suhonen says about libraries and literacy: “Finnish people have a lot to thank for libraries. There is no illiteracy in Finland and libraries play a big part in … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

University’s three-legged cat ‘relieves exam stress’ | BBC News

Taking tea with the ginger tom is popular with Cambridge students missing their pets. Jasper, a five-year-old ginger tom, belongs to the deputy librarian at the Marshall Library of Economics. … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | The Guardian

This article first appeared in The Guardian in 2013, but remains pertinent today. A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Phonics vs Reading – Professor Stephen Krashen

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close | BBC News

Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed. Over the same period, some … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment