Hillcroft LRC

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Book shelvesThis week we’ve been busy ordering new material in for the library before our learners return in September.

For our Diploma in Massage Therapy students we’ve added a new dvd Health and Beauty: Aromatherapy Massage to our collection of resources.

We’ve been busy ordering in more from one of our favourite series entitled Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press. Why do we like them? They are great for getting to know a new topic in an easy to read and succinct format. Plus they look at the latest research in the topics too. They are brilliant for linking in with equality and diversity issues as well as academic subjects from Access to Higher Education/A-level and beyond. Plus they are a great way of swotting up on a topic for a debate or dinner conversation! A number of these are now available as ebooks from Dawsonera. This has an added benefit for learners who can use them when they are offsite. Here’s what our collection of these looks like so far – though there’s more yet to arrive!

Plus for a bit of inspiration for learners doing documentary film making there’s a new DVD Les Invisibles directed by Sébastian Lifshitz which  spotlights the lives of gay women and men who were born between World War I and World War II. It charts their experience of living as individuals/couples in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s when there was less acceptance of homosexuality.


Stack of DVDsThis week we’ve added some new DVDs to our collection. Being a residential college these go down a treat with students staying over the weekend and during the week.

The DVDs are:-


The Help
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe
The Experiment
Amazing Grace

We also have The Help available for loan as a paperback. And we’ve bought in the Experiment by request from our Psychology tutor as it is based on the Milgram experiments. Amazing Grace charts William Wilberforce’s abolition of the slave trade which our Access to Higher Education students study too.



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