Monthly Archives: September 2015

National Sporting Heritage Day

Today it’s National Sporting Heritage Day, and we’re blogging about a couple of our collections which are particularly relevant to this.

Celia Brackenridge Collection

Celia and her OBE

Celia and her OBE

Celia Brackenridge OBE is Professor Emerita at Brunel University London. She spent her academic career researching inequalities in sport with special reference to gender and children’s rights. Among other things, she established her archive to document the struggles and successes of her efforts to secure child protection and the prevention of non-accidental violence and abuse in sport.

The collection documents her various research studies on sexual abuse in sport and her advocacy journey through the formation of the Women’s Sports Foundation (1984 onwards), the NGO WomenSport International (1994 onwards), the foundation and development of the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (2001 onwards). The collection is based on Celia’s commitment to recording not just the outcomes of research but also the process and experience of doing advocacy-based investigations.

You can find out more about the collection on our website.

Dennis Brutus Collection

Dennis Brutus was a South African human rights activist, sports campaigner against apartheid, and poet. He is perhaps best known for his campaign to have apartheid South Africa banned from the Olympics in the 1960s. His collection here at Brunel includes personal and professional correspondence and a large collection of newspaper cuttings on sport and apartheid in South Africa.

Find out more about the Dennis Brutus collection on our website.


Happy New Year!

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Whether you’ve just started at Brunel, arrived over the summer, or have just come back as a returning student, welcome to the 2015/16 academic year! We’ve been busy since the end of exams in May, making changes to spaces and services – here’s a quick run down of what’s new or coming up, with links for more details.Ready to get started at the Fresher's Fair

Research Commons The Research Commons is now the main Postgraduate and Researcher space in the Library, with more study space, more PCs, and open 24/7 throughout the year.

Special Collections now have a new home on floor 3, with improved space for readers and better storage for the collections.

Learning Commons There have been major changes on floor 1, where we’ve created a new flexible Learning Space that will be used for all sorts of activities.

Steampunk TimLibSmart has launched, with a new base for drop-ins in the Learning Commons, new activities and…

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