The Past from the Press

The National Library has a selection of travelling exhibitions for use in museums, schools and libraries. In February 2016, I borrowed an exhibition ‘The Past from the Press’ and displayed it in the library. Newspapers have played an important role in providing evidence about the past. However, as with all historical evidence, Newspapers cannot always be relied on to be 100 percent accurate. ‘The Past from the Press ‘ exhibition explored issues such as news values, bias, subjectivity and propaganda and encouraged students to ‘read between the lines’ of historic and contemporary newspapers. Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.

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Alice in Wonderland

[slideshow_deploy id=’397′] 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland To mark the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland I showcased an exhibition in the library in September 2015. Alice in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The story was first told to the three Liddell sisters as he rowed down the Thames. The story was about a girl called Alice who fell down a rabbit hole and got into all sorts of adventures after that. After the boating trip ten year old Alice Liddell badgered Dodgson to write it down and Alice in Wonderland was born. When students entered the library they could follow a spiralling path of footprints that led to different parts of the story. Such as, the Mad Hatters Tea Party, the […]

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