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Here’s how you can win a copy of The New Biological Economy

A new book by Emeritus Professor Eric Pawson takes readers out on to farms, orchards and vineyards, and inside the offices and factories of processors and exporters, to show how New Zealanders are building The New Biological Economy.

To enter the draw to win a copy of your own, email UC Comms  before midday Wednesday 24 October and tell us:

Which subject is Eric Pawson an Emeritus Professor of?
(hint here)

The winner will be notified by email and announced in the 26 October edition of our Intercom newsletter.

Library Book Giveaway 18 March

Date: 18 March

Time: 12.15 pm

Location: Level 3, Central Library, Puaka James Hight

The library continues to review the UC collection and some resources are no longer required. On Friday 18 March these will be available for you to view and to take home for your own collections.

The list below gives an indication of the subjects covered:

  • North American History
  • Music Literature and theories
  • French Literature 17th and 18th Century
  • Photography
  • Children’s and Young Adult Fiction
  • Recycled Journal boxes
  • Music CDs – mainly classical (these have a library security coating on them. They do not run well in slim drives).

Resources are in the giveaway because:

• Fewer copies of the title are now required; or
• It is damaged and may have been replaced; or
• It was purchased or donated but does not meet the ‘in scope’ criteria for Learning, Teaching and Research at UC.
• An electronic equivalent is considered to be the preferred option eg. the music CDs

‘Olivia Spencer Bower: Making her own discoveries’ – Win a copy!

Olivia Spencer Bower: Making her own discoveries – Win a copy!

Canterbury University Press is delighted to announce the publication of Olivia Spencer Bower: Making her own discoveries by Julie King. This is the first book to consider the life and work of much-loved Canterbury artist Olivia Spencer Bower, a superb watercolorist who also worked in a wide variety of media, and was keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas.

The text is lively and impeccably researched, and the book is lavishly illustrated, with a cover design featuring Marti Friedlander’s captivating photograph of the artist.

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Olivia Spencer Bower: Making her own discoveries was launched by Jenny Harper, Director of the Christchurch Art Gallery, at the School of Fine Arts on Wednesday 9 December.

Author Julie King was delighted to launch her book here for a number of reasons, not least because Olivia was an alumna of the Canterbury College School of Art, Julie herself came from England to teach history of art at UC, and the book’s designer Aaron Beehre is a senior lecturer in graphic design at the School of Fine Arts.

For more information about the book please view the online listing on CUP’s website.


Win a copy of Olivia Spencer Bower: Making her own discoveries by answering this easy question:

Q: In which country was Olivia Spencer Bower born?

Email your answer to:


The first correct entry we receive wins the prize. Entries close at 9am Monday 14th December and the winner will be notified by COB Wednesday 16th December.

Book Giveaway – Withdrawn Library Books – Friday 18 September

he library has organised Book Giveaways during 2015 to give you the opportunity to obtain withdrawn books for your personal collection.  The last date for 2015 will be: Friday 18 September from 12.15 pm – 3 pm.  Venue: Level 3, North side, Central Library,  Puaka James Hight building.  The new owner is the first person who wants the book.  Please bring your own bags to take the books away.

 A book is in the giveaway because:

  • It no longer meets the demands of the course or research it was purchased for; or
  • Fewer copies of the title are now required; or
  • It is damaged and has been replaced; or
  • It was donated but does not meet the “in scope” criteria for Learning, Teaching and Research at UC.

Some of the Library call ranges to be included are: CT – Biographies, E – Americas; PT – German Literature; PQ – Spanish & Portuguese Literature; Miscellaneous;QA Maths, QB Astronomy, QC  Physics and QD Chemistry.