Tag Archives: National Library of Scotland

Katy Perry flies Edinburgh to Des Moines, Iowa with unintentional stowaway (Rousse)

I’d been ‘working at home’ from the National Library of Scotland when I received an offer to meet Katy Perry. I felt that I could spare the time to do so, so followed the instruction to travel to the meeting … Continue reading

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Wine Haiku performance at the National Library of Scotland (Rousse)

I visited TPR in his shared student accommodation. The flat was still a dump, but at least the landlord had at last started to replace the rotting flooring. In the tiny bedroom I worked on my French homework: writing an … Continue reading

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A winning sausage conference submission, with citation indexes (Rousse)

EH and I felt obliged to attend the University research conference, even though much of the content was of little interest to us. On our arrival we could tell that many of our colleagues had ignored the event. This was … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen at the National Library of Scotland (Rousse)

Sitting side by side on the wide staircase of the National Library of Scotland were Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Doing my best to hide my surprise at finding the pair of them there, I risked stepping closer to check … Continue reading

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Call for Sunday opening at the National Library of Scotland (Rousse)

‘And this is why we need Sunday opening too’ said the librarian as she led us through the main reading room of the National Library of Scotland (recently refurbished with lovely new blue chairs). I glanced over and understood her … Continue reading

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An embarrassing moment in the National Library of Scotland and a tram death (Rousse)

I could have died of shame when a video posted to my Facebook page sprang to life at full volume breaking the solemn silence of the main reading room in the National Library of Scotland. I had no choice but … Continue reading

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National Library of Scotland’s new facility harbours reptile colony (Rousse)

The National Library of Scotland stretched up to the sky in its brand new twenty-two storey building. I joined a guided tour for the afternoon, partnered up with the young man known to be the object of KT’s affections. This … Continue reading

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National Library of Scotland raids English universities for new staff (Rousse)

The team at the National Library of Scotland had already grown significantly and they were keen to take on even more staff. The main source of new employees appeared to be two English universities. SW was a recent recruit from … Continue reading

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Compensation for lost luggage (Rousse)

The first bag to go missing was a carry-on sized hard-shelled suitcase (metallic grey with purple trim). I’d left it in the care of the bus driver after he had dropped me off just outside the new premises of the … Continue reading

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Rousse, the National Library Boy, and the Social Network

I was so flattered when the young researcher in the National Library of Scotland asked me if I’d like to go and see The Social Network with him. I explained that I’d made other arrangements, heaved my work and gym … Continue reading

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