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And there was Light – Day Five

Shedding light on … Literature

 We are often asked why recent publications have to be consulted in the EPB reading room. The answer is that our full title is the Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections and the modern material comes under the latter part of the heading. 222 more words

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And there was Light – Day Four

Shedding light on … Christianity

Trinity College Library holds a huge number of pamphlets on various subjects. Many of the early ones are religious as it was common for preachers to publish their sermons. 537 more words

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And there was Light – Day Three

Shedding light on … Music

Thomas Tallis and William Byrd: Cantiones quae ab argumento sacrae vocantur (London, 1575). Shelfmark: OLS 192.n.40

The representation of Christ as the light of the world is a recurrent biblical image which has inspired a multitude of devotional texts, many of them set to music by composers in all eras. 292 more words

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And there was Light - Day Two

Shedding light on … Science

Centuries before the identification of SAD (seasonal affective disorder), scientists and medical professionals were convinced of the beneficial effects of sunlight on humans. 550 more words

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And there was Light - Day One

Shedding light on … Our Collections

As 2015 has been declared the International Year of Light by UNESCO, Trinity College Dublin has chosen ‘Light’ as the theme for… 58 more words

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Eight Million Ways to Die – Lawrence Block (1982)

A detective detects by going around and talking to people. That’s how Matthew Scudder explains his job in Lawrence Block’s Eight Million Ways to Die. 318 more words

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“Mad as a March Hare”

Rabbits are often associated with the months of March and April, due to role the ‘Easter Bunny’ plays in delivering chocolate to children at Easter. However, the animal which most resembles the rabbit – the hare – also comes to mind in March, thanks to the English expression “as mad as a March hare”. 326 more words

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