Bees and Human libraries @BeingHumanFest

The Human Library (London) Thursday 20 November | 6–8pm Book now > In a digital age, human custodians and communicators of knowledge are more important than ever. This event will create a ‘human library’ where, instead of taking down books from shelves, visitors are given an opportunity to engage with academics one-to-one.

The ancient Greeks and the importance of education

In this guest post Eleanor Dickey FBA, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading, reflects on the lessons that the education systems of Ancient Greece might hold for modern democracies. These ideas will inform Experiencing Ancient Education: a day of activities based around a recreated ancient classroom at the University of Reading on 19… Continue reading The ancient Greeks and the importance of education

Open Access: free ‘from having to sell’

The economics of scholarly publishing are incredibly tangled. Even Harvard University cannot afford all the material that its researchers need to conduct their work. In this piece, Dr Martin Eve picks apart the histories and economics that have led to the open access movement, arguing that we need to move away from a purely market-driven… Continue reading Open Access: free ‘from having to sell’