The LRC is pleased to announce that the winners of this year's Valentine's Day poetry competition are:
First prize: Patrick Olajide for Flickering Light
Second prize: Dominika Duchnowska for Our Kind of Love
Third prize: Martins Banjo for A Walk Among Lilies
All of the entries are on display in the LRC. We'd like to thank everyone who submitted their poems and we hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day! A big thank you also to Ms Melville for judging the competition. <3 <3 <3
The LRC will be holding a fines amnesty today, Friday 12th February!
Bring back your overdue books, DVDs and other loans on these two days and we will waive your late fees. If you have been avoiding the LRC because of a book you borrowed in September (or in first year...), now's your chance for a fresh start!
The following conditions apply:
- fines will only be waived if all overdues are returned (no renewals)
- you must bring your overdues to the front counter and speak to a staff member (items left in the returns bin will not be eligible for the amnesty)
- we will write off any existing fines you have on your account if the items have already been returned – just ask a staff member during the amnesty
- the amnesty does not apply to two-hour loans (such as iPads and MS Surface tablets)
- fines paid before 12th February will not be refunded
- fines will be charged as usual from after half-term (22nd February) onwards (5p per book per day; £1 per DVD per day)
- damaged and lost items will incur the usual replacement charges
We look forward to seeing you back in the LRC!
Do you have an overdue book or DVD from the LRC? If it’s more than 4 weeks since its due date, you will already have received several notifications and may now face a temporary exclusion from college. This policy will come into effect from Monday, 22nd February (the first day back after half-term), so please return your overdue items as soon as possible. Speak to an LRC staff member if you have any concerns – don’t ignore the problem!
Lost books: if you have lost a book, please speak to the LRC manager, Danielle. You will have to pay a replacement fee but we can negotiate a payment plan to help you with this.
To give you a head start, the LRC will be holding an amnesty this Friday, 12th February, to encourage you to return your outstanding loans and have your fines waived. See below for the full terms and conditions – please note that there will be no further amnesties this year.
February is LGBT History Month, a time to celebrate the LGBT community and reflect on the struggle for equal rights.
Visit the LRC to access a wide range of books, DVDs and other resources by or about LGBT people. More information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and questioning young people (and their friends) can be found at Young Stonewall and its parent site, Stonewall.
Win £3000 for a poem of no more than 48 lines on the theme of WONDER. The deadline is 19th February.
You need to name a teacher when you enter to prove you are 16-18. You can name Ms A Melville and give contact details as email@example.com If you need help with your poem, email Ms Melville or find her in 143/128. To enter and check the full terms and conditions, visit the Christopher Tower Poetry website.
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