Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crafty Times

I like to think of myself as a creative person – obviously I love to write, to read, to edit, to create and to design. This is a love that I am lucky enough to indulge in during my working … Continue reading

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Writing about John F Kennedy 50 years on

It is hard to believe, but it is almost 50 years since John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. For many people this was a defining moment in history. Most people who were around at that time remember exactly where … Continue reading

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We’re now on Pinterest!

  Samantha Pearce, the managing director of Words Worth Reading Ltd, has a Pinterest account that is focused on storing and sharing visual images, ideas and creative concepts. Feel free to have a browse or follow her boards – you’ll … Continue reading

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Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Alice Munro has been announced as the 110th winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. She is the first Canadian (although Saul Bellow was born in Canada and moved to the US when he was nine) and the 13th woman … Continue reading

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Drop in Modern Language Courses felt by all

The Guardian has today published a piece on the worrying decline in modern language degree courses being offered by universities. The article demonstrates that a national lack of language skills is holding the country back when it comes to economic … Continue reading

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Can libraries adapt?

Public libraries are struggling to compete with e-books and cheap offers in supermarkets. I got my first library card when I was 10 and since then have been borrowing books. Fiction, career advice and, most recently, travel. My loaned guidebook … Continue reading

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Government Response to the Caldicott Review, September 2013

The Government has accepted all the recommendations of the Caldicott report, including the revised Caldicott Principles with regards to the important topic of information sharing. The review has highlighted that while information sharing is essential to provide good care for everyone, … Continue reading

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