British Author Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Photo: Robert Sharp / English PEN

Last week the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Check out the links below with loads of information on this excellent contemporary novelist.

Read Ishiguro’s first editor at Faber and Faber account of his rise to prominence.

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A to Z Maps Online Database Now Available

Le Régent College Library is now able to offer students and staff access to an excellent searchable map database. It is called A to Z Maps Online and it offers comprehensive up-to-date geographical information on over 170 countries from all parts of the globe. You can access a wonderful selection of world, country and city maps as well as political and thematic maps.

You will need a username and password to access the site, please ask your Form Teacher or Mr Bull for this. This wonderfully useful database can also be accessed through our OneSearch facility on the Le Régent College Library Catalogue.

Einstein’s Gravitational Theory Leads to Nobel Prize Win for Scientists Who Proved It

Photo : F. Schmutzer

As ever a great article from Big Think by Philip Perry about this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics. Officials in Sweden have just announced the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Three American scientists won for detecting, for the very first time, gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, which were first predicted by Einstein back in 1916. Rainer Weiss of MIT, and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of Caltech were this year’s recipients. Check out the background to their discoveries and work below:

 

 

 

 

 

For lots of great Physics related reading, check out our holdings here.

New Science Technology Engineering & Maths Magazine Subscription

Catalyst Magazine.

I am very pleased to announce we have just installed two state of the art magazine display units (Senior and Junior School Libraries). We have also begun subscribing to a wide range of periodicals to support the curriculum and promote reading for pleasure. As well as The Week Junior, First News (Junior School) we now have the excellent UK STEM magazine, Catalyst on our shelves.

Aimed at students aged 14-19, Catalyst magazine is packed with interesting articles on cutting edge science, interviews and new research written by leading academics. It also includes a booklet of teacher’s notes, full of ideas and lesson plans to bring the articles to life in the classroom.

Catalyst is distributed three times a year, at the beginning of each UK school term. Our subscription starts at Edition 29 but we also have online access to all back issues, providing another excellent, reliable information resource for our college community. Staff and students can also search Catalyst via the excellent OneSearch facility on our AccessIt Library Catalogue.

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Issues Online Now Added to Our Growing Online Database Collection.

Le Régent College Library has added yet another excellent online resource for students and staff to support the learning and teaching of the college.

Issues online enter

Issues Online is the searchable online repository for the Issues print series which will be available on library shelves very soon.

Subject Areas.

Articles, key facts, videos and assignment ideas for PSHE, Geography, Citizenship, Religious Studies and more…

 

You will need a username and password to access the sites, please ask your Tutor or Mr Bull for this. These wonderfully useful databases can also be accessed through our OneSearch facility on the Le Régent College Library Catalogue.

 

Other great databases to try include:

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-09-06-35 A to Z World Culture (Countries database, demographic, cultural information)

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EBSCO (Massive collection of newspaper, magazine and journal articles, maps, videos)

screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-12-11-58 Twig World (Senior School). Geography, Maths and Science Videos, Senior School)

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Tig Tag &  Tig Tag Junior (Junior School)

screen-shot-2016-11-24-at-09-42-23 InfoBase & Learn 360 (Senior and Junior School Video Database)

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MyMaths (a one and a two and a ….)

 

Winners Announced in our First ‘Get Caught Extreme Reading’ Summer Holiday Competition

It is with great pleasure that I can finally reveal the winners in Le Régent College’s 1st Annual Extreme Reading Competition. The competition was tough and the results almost too close to call but our esteemed judge Ms Julie Boutroux has made the final decision.

Student Competition

First Prize: Loïck R, Year 9 for this death-defying feat of reading.

2nd Prize: Mikaela L. Reading in the Funhouse Stockholm, Sweden.

3rd Prize: Victoria L. for digging right in to her reading.

Special Mention/Highly Commended: Spencer D, The Fox Whisperer…

and finally our Staff Prize is awarded to Mr Eales, snapped here reading aboard the Sky Team van on this year’s Tour De France race. Nice hat Mr E!

A massive thank you to all those who participated and sent their great shots in. To stay in touch with all that’s new in the world of books and reading be sure to follow our College Library Blog. Just click on the link on the right.

 

For the complete gallery of entries take a look below.

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Read what you like, like what you read!

What is the Longest Walk You Can Do on Earth (without getting your feet wet)?

From Shitangzhen, a Chinese coastal city just south of Shanghai to Liberia’s Atlantic coast.
What is the longest straight line on Earth you can walk without getting your feet wet in a lake, sea or ocean? Someone has finally produced an answer to that question – and here’s the map that shows you how to go.

Check out the rest of this excellent article by Frank Jacobs from the wonderful BigThink website.

That line above is actually straight too you know…..

 

 

Still Time to Enter our ‘Get Caught Reading’ Summer Holiday Competition

Time is almost up to enter Le Régent College’s 1st Annual Extreme Reading Competition. We have already received some fantastic photos in this celebration of extreme reading, take a look below.

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If you were snapped reading somewhere exotic, adventurous or weird be sure to get your entry in. Great prizes for students and staff alike. Last photos to Mr Bull via email stephen.bull@leregentcollege.com by Friday 8th September at 5pm. See full details below.

 

Who can read in the most interesting, strange or awkward place?
Take a photograph of yourself reading in an EXTREME or UNUSUAL way during your long holidays.

(Now, by “Extreme” we don’t mean LIFE THREATENING or ILLEGAL. We mean CREATIVE and IMAGINATIVE. And let’s be careful with those library books too!)

Prizes and a place in the college newsletter and Yearbook go to the best entries and all entries will be shown on the Library Blog. Staff and student prizes on offer.

Send your photos to Mr Bull by Friday 8th September 2017 at 5pm.

Read what you like, like what you read!

‘Get Caught Reading’ Summer Holiday Competition

Le Régent College’s 1st Annual Extreme Reading Competition is launched today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who can read in the most interesting, strange or awkward place?
Take a photograph of yourself reading in an EXTREME or UNUSUAL way during your long holidays.

(Now, by “Extreme” we don’t mean LIFE THREATENING or ILLEGAL. We mean CREATIVE and IMAGINATIVE. And let’s be careful with those library books too!)

Prizes and a place in the college newsletter and Yearbook go to the best entries and all entries will be shown on the Library Blog. Staff and student prizes on offer.

Send your photos to Mr Bull by Friday 8th September 2017 at 5pm.

Read what you like, like what you read!

Year 9 Students begin a Guided Inquiry Unit on Euthanasia.

This week, Year 9 pupils began a Guided Inquiry Unit exploring the issues surrounding Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.

Students used the Guided Design Inquiry Process to investigate the broad issue of Euthanasia, develop and answer their own Inquiry Question and then present it to the class.

Download the Student WorkBook here: Year 9 Euthanasia Guided InquiryBookletC

Some of the most useful websites they used were collected in a LiveBinder Below:

Click for Euthanasia Info.
Click for Euthanasia Website Collection