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Cervantes ‘Prince of Wits’: A Printed Legacy

This year we celebrate the 400th anniversaries of the deaths of two literary geniuses: Shakespeare (died 3 May 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Cervantes (died 22 April 1616 in Madrid). To mark Cervantes’ anniversary UCC Library in conjunction with the Dept. … Continue reading

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Mountaineering: Being On Top of the World

In 1856 a British team calculated the height of Mt Everest asĀ 29,002 feet (8,848 metres) above sea level. 2016 marks the 160th anniversary of this calculation and until mid-April there is a display on mountaineering on Q floor, Boole Library. … Continue reading

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