The Sun Shines on the Alumni Coffee Morning



The coffee morning kicked off with plenty of glorious sunshine and tasty refreshments with the opportunity to meet up with former students and staff in the library.  The event was held on Wednesday 28th September 2011, and was a huge success with over 40 guests attending and a further 20 signing up for Alumni borrowing cards. 

The presentations were introduced by Academic Librarian, Charlotte Greasley, who welcomed the guests and was followed by Ruth Jenkins, the University Librarian, who talked about the library today and in the future. Afterwards, Jenny Clark, the University Archivist, presented a captivating demonstration of the Library throughout the years, which included several funny anecdotes.  To round things off Charlotte gave a talk about the changing role of technology in the library and demonstrations and tours were provided. 

The coffee morning is the latest in a series of events which the library has hosted during the past year to help celebrate the library building’s 30th full year in operation.  The event was organised in conjunction with the Development and Alumni Office.  Further information about the 30th Celebrations can be found here.  


Alumni Coffee Morning 28th September 2011

Morning coffee fix 

To help celebrate the Library building’s 30th full year in operation, a coffee morning has been arranged for Alumni on Wednesday 28th September 2011.   The coffee morning will kick off at 10:15am and is part of a series of events being held throughout the year.  As part of the celebrations a themed exhibition focusing on popular culture, sport, technology and music from the year 1981 is currently on display on Level 3.

During the coffee morning alumni will have the opportunity to hear the Library Archivist speak about the building and to catch up with former colleagues and friends.

More information about the Library celebrations is available here.

This event is being orgainised in conjunction with the Alumni Association who regularly organise coffee mornings for local former staff and students.  The events provide a forum where alumni can meet for a coffee and a chat, followed by tours or presentations based on a variety of current and fascinating topics affecting Loughborough today and in the future.

The Coffee Morning costs just £2.60 and is payable on the day.  If you wish to attend, please register for this event online, by calling 01509 228649 or by emailing Registration closes on Friday 23 September 2011.

Making a Living from his Living Doll

Sir Cliff Richard has won the fight to have a 20 year extension on his music copyright extending it from 50 to 70 years after a new directive by the European Union.  “Cliff’s Law” is the result of a long running campaign to extend copyright on his songs, such as Living Doll, which was produced in 1959. The campaign was supported by hundreds of veteran musicians who have welcomed the extension as they will continue to benefit from royalties; however, the economic impact is less certain.

In a nutshell:

  • Music copyright will be extended to 70 years under new copyright laws sanctioned by the European Union directive made on Monday 12th September 2011.  
  • The directive is expected to be implemented by EU member states by 2014.
  • Copyright will be reinstated on recordings that had fallen out of protection but are less than 70 years old.
  • This new law will apply to performers as composers and song writers already have copyright protection for 70 years after their death. 

To find out further information about this directive please see by clicking here.