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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Return chutes – temporarily closed

Due to the building power shut down, the Barr Smith Library return chutes are closed until Monday morning.
In the meantime, library items can be returned to the Security Office.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Last few days to apply for the Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship 2016

The Barr Smith Library invites applications for the 2016 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship. The Fellowship has been established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance towards study for postgraduate degrees by research, using the collections of the Barr Smith Library.
Applications open 1st October 2015 and close on the 10th December 2015.
Further information […]

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Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: A Selection of Illustrated Fauna from Rare Books & Special Collections

Cabinets of Curiosity are often considered to be precursors to museums.
They began to emerge around the 16th century and served as encyclopaedic
collections of objects which were not yet defined. The contents of these cabinets
would vary, containing objects from categories such as natural history, geology archaeology, antiquities and much more.
The books featured in this exhibition contain […]

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The Hugh Martin Weir Prize – applications open for 2016

The Barr Smith Library is pleased to invite applications for the 2016 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.
The Prize is to honour the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. Hugh was a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Java for three and a half years between 1942 […]

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