Open-access campaigner told to back off by US blog

A fervent campaigner for open-access journal publishing has been asked to stop posting comments on a new open-access blog by both supporters and opponents of his cause. Stevan Harnad, professor of cognitive science at the University of Southampton, has said it is his personal mission to "ram open access down everybody's throats". But his postings on a blog launched by the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to discuss ways to improve public…

Eileen Evans (Miss)

Eileen Evans (Miss) joined the Photographic Division of the Ministry of Information, as a filing clerk. In 1940 she was noticed by 'Gibbs-Smith who very sensibly noticed that as an artist she was not being used to the best advantage on that particular type of work', who put her in touch with Embleton, Edwin. She was transferred to the Studio, to work under Reginald Mount. In early 1943 Embleton called for her grade to be…

“A Great Degree of Value”

As you may remember, in October this year, I partook in a panel on "Why I study history?", so, I was really interested to see the following story in History Today (a very readable magazine): "John Tosh argues that historians should find ways to teach undergraduates the practical applications of their uniquely insightful discipline. How many history graduates leave university believing that their hard-earned knowledge can be put to practical use? Those entering the teaching…

R.W.Elgar (Mr)

Elgar designed savings posters in the Second World War, and was responsible for the panels at the base of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, during Warships Weeks. He was also responsible for displays in early 1944 on Nelson's Column. His poster designs for the 'Salute the Soldier' campaign were chosen because they were 'not too warlike'. Information collated from: Anonymous, 'Services' Savings Poster', Advertiser's Weekly, Vol. 118, No. 1,535, October 22 1942, p.70; Anonymous, 'Salute the Soldier…

Roland Davies (b.1904; d.1993)

Roland Davies first studied to be a lithographer, but became an illustrator instead, starting with cinema posters and illustrations for the magazines Autocar and Motor Cycle. He began working for Modern Boy in 1928, where he drew illustrations and covers, making his debut in comics (for which he was best known) in March 1932 with 'Come on, Steve!'. This cartoon appeared in the Sunday Express, and was such a success that Davies founded a studio…
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