Tag Archives: Science

Fun Palaces

Next weekend sees the arrival of the annual Fun Palaces weekend and will be transforming some of our branches throughout Saturday 7th October. The perfect time to warm up for Libraries Week! Fun Palaces is a movement campaigning for culture by, for and with all – with a firm belief that community belongs at the […]


Winchester Science Festival 2017

Winchester Discovery Centre hosted Winchester Science Festival over the weekend, the working project of the not-for-profit organisation Winchester Science Foundation. Over three days people of all ages interacted with fun science demonstrations, information stands and a varied programme of science talks. Our libraries’ fine selections of scientific books e-books and e-magazines had never been more popular! Now […]


British Science Week – 10-19 March

March 10th to 19th marks British Science Week 2017 Hampshire Library Service love science and we have pulled together some of our favourite science titles into this book list to celebrate British Science Week. A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief […]


The Magnetic North by Sara Wheeler

Smashing through the Arctic Ocean with the crew of a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra with Lapps and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers, Sara Wheeler discovers a complex and ambiguous land belonging both to ancient myth and modern controversy. The Magnetic North is a spicy confection of history, science and reflection in which Wheeler meditates on the role of the Arctic: fragmented lands which fed imaginations long before the scientists and oilmen showed up (not to mention desperado explorers who ate their own shoes). The Magnetic North tells of all this, plus gulag ghosts, old and new Russia, colliding cultures and bioaccumulated toxins in polar bears.