Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Take a Risk is back

Take a Risk is back in the Discovery Library by popular demand.  For those who don’t know what Take a Risk is, we wrap up books for the students to borrow and they are taking a risk because they don’t know what they are borrowing.  In return for taking a risk, if the students fill out a short questionnaire on the book, they automatically win a prize AND their name goes into a free prize draw with the chance of winning more prizes.  There are also spot prize cards in some books.

Friday, 8 April 2011


We have now opened a Twitter account for all those TRS pupils who want to share their book reviews.
Please contact a member of the Library staff for details if you want to join in.

www.twitter.com/RavensbourneRev or click on the Twitter icon on the right hand side.

Monday, 4 April 2011


Keeping up-to-date with fees charged by universities

There is a regularly updated datablog run by the Guardian newspaper which records all the fees being charged by universities. The site also contains a map showing all the evidence to date and the latest comments from universities yet to announce their plans.

From what I understand the site will continue to be updated for some months to come, until such time as all universities have declared their position.

The site is at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/mar/25/higher-education-universityfunding?&EMCEDUEML1658
We have now been choosing a Word of the Week for 3 years.
Here are  the words that have been chosen in the War Memorial Library:

plagiarism imbibe daimonic persistence
separation confuddled oxymoron optimism
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia onomatopoeia
Zoroastrianism ubuntu skedaddle procrastinate
skulduggery pontificate haiku infinitesimal
narthex tercentenary pusillanimous aesthetic
sepulchral boondoggle succinct discombobulate
Machiavellian abstemious ostensibly fanfaronade
defenestration verisimilitude flibbertigibbet kerosene
panacea exemplary subliminal invigorate desolation
rhapsodomancy cathartic aiguillette peripatetic
xanthippe omphaloskepsis endorphin ridiculous
recalcitrant paracrostic serendipity purloin
gaunt comprehensible ombudsman obstreperous
mercurial contortionist deipnosophist innuendo prodigy
reticence laurel tintinnabulation exacerbate
pulchritudinous bigot cinephilia tempestuous
koniosis envisage loquacious apprehensive
erroneously enigma idiosyncrasy triskaidekaphobia
confuffled monotonous faux pas bilious
daguerreotype volition bathophobia hubbub
antagonising attribute epicycloid kudos

If you have a favourite or unusual word please put your entry in the box.

Word of the Week winners

Discovery Library :

Adjective :
Of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate.
chosen by Elizabeth Smith (8TH)

A type of small brownish bat found throughout the world.
chosen by Charlie Cornwell (8TH)