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I say, I say, I say...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by modelmaker, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

    For the first time in my life, a funny thing never happened to me on the way to the forum, but I found out they've got a library in town. Well they kept that quiet, didn't they?
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  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    A fellow student at University didn't discover the library for 3 years!!
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  3. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I spent lots of time in the Library at Uni - it was close to the canteen for a start but I lived miles away from campus so if I wanted a quiet place to work in the day then I went to the library.

    I used to go early and grab one of those little private cubby holes (can't remember what they were called now).
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  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    [QUOTE="modelmaker, post: 13265697, member: 195484" Well they kept that quiet, didn't they?[/QUOTE]
    They've been a bit shelvish.
  6. modelmaker

    modelmaker Star commenter

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  7. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Senior commenter

    Carrels. A carrel was originally a small enclosed space in a monastery cloister used for study,
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  8. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Leeds uni had a terrifying lift contraption in their library. You had to leap out at the right floor.

    Feels like there should be a joke here. There isn't. Move along please.
  9. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

    I went back to college as a 'nature student'. I loved the carrels in the city library. A bit of peace and quiet.
  10. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    We had one of those in the engineering department. They are called paternosters, I'm not sure why.
  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    You were a nude study?
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  12. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  13. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    When I was writing my D Phil thesis, I spent a lot of time in the science library. Most of the articles I needed to consult were in obscure journals, which had to be ordered up from the stack. Whilst waiting for them to arrive I would browse some of the journals on the open shelves. These included the complete Proceedings of the Royal Society, going right back to the time of Newton, which were far more interesting than the articles relevant to my work.

    That is what you would miss by just finding the articles online.
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  14. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    Cubby holes
  15. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    That's a paternoster, they had one at Birmingham Poly. Daring part was to stay in after the top floor and go all over the top, likewise do the same at the bottom.
  16. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    We used to speculate whether you'd come out upside-down if you went over the top. You didn't of course. I wonder if they are still used, probably banned by health and safety.
  17. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    That's a shame-I like elevator jokes as they tend to work on so many different levels.

    Paternosters-If I ever had a chance to go on a paternoster I'd take a lift in the downwards part doing a handstand just to prolong the myth for any bystanders who were too scared to use it..
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020
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  18. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    If you found it terrifying you should have taken steps to avoid it.
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  19. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    From what I remember Leicester and Birmingham unis also had paternosters. One wonders how any ever got installed.
  20. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Presumably you had to say a quick prayer as you jumped!

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