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Hesse’s romantic and sinister tale of boarding school life

Merciless cramming according to an obsolete curriculum… constant fighting and bullying at a boys’ boarding school… pressure from peers and pressure from parents… vast social differences and social mobility through achievement… ardent friendship and careless betrayal… overpowering desire and fear … Continue reading

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Wintery Chills in the Curriculum Resources Collection

In spite of all its concrete and glass the UCL IOE Library is a remarkably cosy place to be at this time of year, but when it came to sourcing materials on the chilly subject of Winter and Cold Weather … Continue reading

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A new lease of life for the Literature Collection

The library has, for many years, maintained a small collection of books called the ‘Literature Collection’ which contains a few hundred works of fiction with some kind of educational theme. Classic examples include Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’, ‘Lucky Jim’ … Continue reading

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