Showing posts from April, 2020

The Library is Open! Helping students of Irish Archaeology during the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s week four of social isolation and I think that many people are getting used to this ‘new normal’. Personally, I’ve found it, by turns, difficult living without so much social interaction and remarkably appealing. Some months ago I decided to work my way through all 1228 movies that appear in all editions of the book ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’. This now seems like a well-reasoned and socially responsible plan, and not the descent into madness it may have at first seemed to those closest to me. While my first priority has been to keep my family safe, I’ve been trying to do what I can for others too … which brings me to the subject of today’s post! Browsing Twitter last night, I saw a thread regarding the additional difficulties faced by PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows in Irish universities owing to the current pandemic. It appears that some PhD students (those funded through RCUK) at UK universities have been granted an additional six months of funded