Thursday, 25 March 2010

Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail - Battlefield Tour


Organised in conjunction with Anglia Battlefield Tours, this trip, on 29th May, will take you on a journey exploring the contribution made by Sikh soldiers during the Great War. Tour details and booking forms available on the ASHT website.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Sri Lanka Library Association

2010 sees the SLLA's golden jubilee, and there are several events to commemorate it throughout the year, culminating in the main ceremony on 6th October, which will be attended by IFLA President Ms Ellen Tise.

Home movies chronicling end of Empire released online

A collection of almost 300 silent films, offering a unique glimpse of life in India and other parts of South Asia during the final days of the British Empire has been released online. The films were shot between 1911 and 1956 on 8 mm and 16 mm reel and cover an astonishing range of subjects of interest to social historians, visual anthropologists and school children. The collection is owned by the Centre of South Asian Studies in Cambridge and may be viewed for free at:

For a taster of the collection, see the University of Cambridge press release, 4th March 2009, which includes a presentation on YouTube, in which the Centre's Archivist, Dr Kevin Greenbank, and Film Archivist, Dr Annamaria Motrescu, talk about this unique collection.

Monday, 1 March 2010

The Quest for Zoroaster

Ursula Sims-Williams, (British Library, and Ancient India & Iran Trust) will be giving a lecture entitled: The Quest for Zoroaster : Thomas Hyde’s (d. 1703) manuscript collection, on Wednesday 10 March 2010, at 5.30 pm in the Morison Room, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge.

Friends of CUL £2.50, others £3.50. Junior members of the Cambridge University free entrance.