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Danish Girl and Carol DVDsFebruary is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans (LGBT) History Month. This year marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which partly decriminalised homosexuality in men. This had an impact on all of the LGBT community around the world.

We’ve just added these new DVDs to our catalogue for you to borrow:

The Danish Girl


Both films were nominated for Oscars last year; Eddie Redmayne (Actor in a Leading Role) with Alicia Vikander (Actress in a Supporting Role) and Cate Blanchett (Actress in a Leading Role) with Rooney Mara (Actress in a Supporting Role). ¬†Alicia Vikander won Actress in a Supporting Role. This year’s Oscar nominees include Moonlight which is up for Best Picture and Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for Actor in a Supporting Role. Find out more about Moonlight on the official website.

If you didn’t catch Desert Island Discs on 10 Feb you can listen to Rugby Union referee Nigel Owens talking movingly about his sexuality and how he came out in 2007 on the BBC iPlayer.

Fiction books close upIn our Learning Resources Centre (LRC) we stock contemporary fiction to encourage our residential learners to get some bed time and leisure reading.

Orange Prize winning Zadie Smith is one of our favourites and we have a number of books with Zadie’s short stories and writing including Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays.

Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday 22 September at 1115 is broadcasting Zadie’s top 10 discs for the desert island. What do you think Zadie will choose as the book to take with her? Listen to previous desert island disc residents on the BBC – Desert Island Discs web page. Her podcast will be available later on their page.

Zadie in the stream

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