Bruce’s Christmas mini holiday

Welcome back everyone!

Bruce’s human minder had a great time this Christmas exploring London and some exciting places around HighWycombe.

Waddesdon Manor definitely felt Christmasy! Oh Bruce! What did you get up to in the wine cellar?


Never mind that, you soon made up for it in Oxford, the city of culture, visiting the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.


Marlow was quite a refreshing break but extremely noisy with those pesky seaguls swooping down and snatching bread in mid-air amongst geese and elegant swans.


London on the other hand was just thrilling, travelling in all manner of public transport, the train, the bus and the tube but Bruce spent most of his time hiding in his human’s cosy and safe backpack as he was fearful of getting lost in the huge and bustling capital….. Oxford St., Leicester Square, Chinatown were just too frantic a pace for him and even the British Museum was so crowded with visitors that he finally managed to find refuge in the British Library.


There at last he could come out of his human’s rucksack, explore and stretch his legs a bit in the peace and calm of this vast monument to human knowledge – which reminded him of home at Bucks New Uni.

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Christmas time – no mistletoe but some wine!

Our staff like to have a decent Christmas lunch every year – so we thought we’d share some snaps of our festivities!

We even had a guest called Geoff the Gloucester Old Spot, who came to say he was taking one of the librarians away with him in the New Year to Gloucester! So we say cheerio to Rebecca and hope she does well in the future – even if pigs aren’t as great as badgers!

^Bruce T Badger


A little trip to Cuba…

One of Bruce’s humans recently took a trip to Cuba, and for some reason she took Bruce with her!

img_20161110_105743584_hdr     I can see the plane!


Passport ready, off to Cuba we go!

Open top bus tour of Havana, with a helping hand from my human

15181281_10100830232471504_1824635840793741595_n   Spotted Che from the bus!


I found a place to rest on the bus


Spotted the Capitolia


In the Necropolis (Christopher Colombus Cemetery)


Ahh, a proper Cuban cigar 🙂


Taking some time out on the beach in Trinidad


Enjoying the music and the atmosphere in Trinidad


Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara


One last Cuba Libre before getting on the plane home


Bye bye Cuba, off home to the UK (and a nap in my human’s handbag!)

123 for Student-Led Purchasing

The Library’s Student-Led Purchasing scheme is back for the new academic year. There are a wealth of new titles for you to access  on 123Library full-text 24/7 across a range of subjects.

The Library will buy those titles most used by students. So get reading and make sure titles you need are bought and available for you! The current selection of full-text titles on 123Library is available until early January 2017, after which we’ll buy the most used titles. Then, we’ll give you access to more selections of great titles full-text 24/7 for the rest of the academic year. If you think we should buy any of titles you’re using on 123Library email with your suggestions.

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