Author Archives: Nazlin Bhimani

About Nazlin Bhimani

Research Support and Special Collections Librarian, UCL Institute of Education, London

British Colonial Education Policy and the Use of Indigenous Languages

Some time ago, whilst working in the closed stacks at Emerald Street I came across sections of a newsletter in Nandi which I found by chance tucked away in one of the historical textbooks.  It is dated from the early … Continue reading

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Chancing upon Hayward in the Conway Hall Library

Last week, during a break from working in our basement closed stacks, Sally Perry and I happened upon Conway Hall in Red Lion Square.  It is the Ethical Society’s 1920s HQ and has a gem of a library.  The Library … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in the schoolroom – selected texts from the IOE’s Special Collections

Today is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  To commemorate the event, UCL Library Services have an exhibition Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare in the Main Library.  The exhibition aims to bring together historical resources connected with Shakespeare and learning … Continue reading

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Inclusivity: a selection of materials from the Special Collections on education for children with learning difficulties

This month Sally Perry and I are focussing on the subject of inclusivity in education. There is a display of relevant content on the Curriculum Resources display shelves and in the Special Collections cabinet in the Library. For my part, … Continue reading

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Personal and sensitive research data and the law

Much research data about people—even sensitive data—can be shared ethically and legally if researchers employ strategies of informed consent, anonymisation and controlling access to data.  However, researchers obtaining data from people are expected to maintain high ethical standards and comply … Continue reading

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Featured Web Resource: love My books

It is not often that we recommend websites but we have decided to feature an exceptional one,  Lovemybooks, as it has a link with Early Years and KS1.  The site’s patrons are also some of the best-known children’s authors including … Continue reading

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A review of @IOELibrary’s blog ‘Newsam News’

Every year WordPress.com, the software platform for this blog,  provides an annual report of our reach online in terms of the number of  clicks.  Apart from the comments on individual blog posts, the figures are simply figures … but they … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights in the History of Education Collection, UCL Institute of Education

Thursday 10th December is International Human Rights Day. In readiness for this Sally Perry and I have put together a display of materials from the Curriculum Resources and the Special Collections. The materials from the Special Collections are from the … Continue reading

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An Advent Calendar highlighting our Special Collections – just for you!

Although Advent officially began on 29th November this year, I am publishing the Special Collections Advent calendar today in the run up to Christmas.   Over the next 25 days, you get some information about the historical materials held in the Newsam … Continue reading

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Stuck on researching methods? Try ‘Sage Research Methods Online’

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is an online resource that provides information and instruction on research methods in the health and social sciences. It is accessible by from the list of databases and by authenticating with your UCL username and … Continue reading

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