The Turing Guide

The work of Alan Turing continues to be of huge significance to all of our lives over 100 years since his birth. Any new works on Turing are an exciting addition to the collections of the library. “The Turing Guide” stands out with its extensive coverage of Turing’s life and works, written in a highly […]

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Somme : Into the Breach

One hundred years after the Battle of the Somme, it is difficult to imagine that anything new could be added to the history of this conflict. Yet, Hugh Sebag-Montefiore has written a fantastically detailed reappraisal of the battle at a time when the focus has once again returned to the fields of France a century […]

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Saving Bletchley Park

Saving Bletchley Park is a wonderful story of new technology being used to save the place of work of those who pioneered it. Dr Sue Black was inspired by the incredible group of people who worked at Bletchley Park during World War Two. As she notes, it is calculated that their secret code-breaking work helped […]

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The Bee : a Natural History

Did you know that there are over twenty thousand species of bee? Or, that bees can see ultraviolet light but cannot see the red end of the spectrum? These are just two of the intriguing facts gleaned from “The Bee : a Natural History”, which I had the pleasure of cataloguing this week.

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