Model of a whale on a forklift truck: Picturing Canterbury

Model of a whale on a forklift truck. Circa 1990s. Neil Chandler, workshop technician, stood underneath a large model of a humpback whale in the carpark at Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue. Do you have any photographs of Science Alive, Moorhouse Avenue? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several…
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Podcast – Making charity dollars count

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. What is the relationship between charities and funding? This episode's guests come at this question from different perspectives: Bridget Frame analyses government grant donations, and Catherine Low (Effective Altruism New…
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Recent necrology, December 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently David Austin, 1926-2018 Doyen of British rose growers Wendy Beckett, 1930-2018 English cloistered nun and art historian, internationally known for her presentation of BBC documentaries in the 1990s George Bush, 1924-2018 Former US president who triumphed in Iraq before suffering electoral defeat Justin Cartwright, 1945-2018 British novelist, originally…
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Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square: Picturing Canterbury

Sheep being herded towards Cathedral Square 9 March 1995 Sheep being herded down Cathedral Square road from Worcester Street being followed by crowds of people on foot. Canterbury Museum, Harley Chambers, Municipal Chambers and Rydges Hotel are along the right hand side. Do you have any photographs of Worcester Street? If so, feel free to contribute to our…
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Podcast – Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. 10 December 2018 marked 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly. Guest for this episode - University of…
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