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  • November Book Sale

    New books have been added to the book sale. Come along and have a look. They are situated just inside the doors to the Study Hall, on level 3 of the Library & Information Centre.

    These books are either items that have been withdrawn because they are out of date or unused duplicates, or they are unwanted donations.  This month’s sale consists of another good selection of Law books.

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  • Copac update: Royal Society library records loaded

    Copac is pleased to announce that the records of the Royal Society Library are now available on Copac.

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world’s most distinguished scientists, which promotes the advancement of science and its use for the benefit of humanity and the good of the planet. Founded in 1660, the Society has three roles: as the UK academy of science promoting the natural and applied sciences, as a learned society, and as a funding agency.

    The Library sits within the Royal Society Centre for History of Science, and contains over 70,000 titles published from the 1470s to the present day. The main strength of the collections is in the 17th and 18th centuries; from the 1680s to the mid 19th century the policy of the Library was to acquire every important scientific publication. The Centre also holds significant scientific archives, and a collection of images which includes over 6,000 photographs, engravings and paintings of past and present scientists.

    Details of other libraries to be added to Copac are available from the Forthcoming Libraries pages on the Copac website


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  • November Science Cafe – The Police DNA database

    The Swansea Science Café offers opportunities for anyone to find out more about new, exciting and topical areas of science. Designed to be informal and entertaining, the café typically runs on the last Wednesday of every month at the Dylan Thomas Centre. Entry is free and talks start at 7:30 pm. For future events see

    The Police DNA Database

    Steve Bain, Swansea University (Former member of the National DNA Database Ethics Group)

    Sponsored by the Wales Gene Park

    Wednesday 24th November at 7:30 pm

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  • Seminar SURF – “Machine guns, human factors & computers”

    At lunchtime on Tuesday 23rd November Professor Harold Thimbleby will give the first interdisciplinary SURF Lunchtime seminar of 2010-11. His talk is entitled:

            “Machine guns, human factors & computers … towards better healthcare”.

    Lunch will be provided before the talk from 12.00 noon and the talk itself will be given between 1-2pm. So that we can ensure there is the right amount of food and number of chairs please register for Harold’s talk here: (seats are limited!)

    PS You can find our more about SURF’s activities or join us at:

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  • CROSSFIRE Gmelin database updated to 2010/03

    The latest update of the Gmelin database, 2010/03, was made available today, Wednesday 27th October.

     Statistics for the new Gmelin database are as follows:

     Number of compounds: 2,820,151

    Number of citations: 1,459,467

    Number of reactions: 2,134,798

     There are no changes to the DST files from the previous version, 2010/02.

     CrossFire support


    University of Manchester


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