Public art walk – The fragment(ed) trail TAGS: | | | | The library museums volunteers Ellen Embleton and Tom Roeder recently explored some of the University’s public art dotted around its extended campus. In the first part of this series, they’re …Continue reading →

Queens and female coders TAGS: | | | | Recommended library museum piece to view on International Women’s Day Today is International Women’s Day. And this year, which just happens to be 100 years since women have had the …Continue reading →

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The simple art of reference writing TAGS: | | | | | | As I am now coming to the end of my time in Edinburgh cataloguing the papers of Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson, references aren’t terribly far from my mind! But I …Continue reading →

A letter from Pip TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Some of the most interesting letters in Thomson’s collection were sent to his widow following his death in 1955.  The following, from psychiatrist and secretary of the Eugenics society Carlos …Continue reading →

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‘Encounters of a mathematician’… TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | For the last few weeks, I have been cataloguing the papers of mathematician, Walter Ledermann (1911-2009).  The collection largely composes of highly mathematical letters from Thomson to Ledermann.  Having the …Continue reading →

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