UK: Durham University Renames Library in Honour of Bill Bryson
From The Northern Echo:
Former Durham University chancellor Bill Bryson said its library being renamed in his honour was the best, nicest and most fantastic thing to ever happen to him, as he unveiled an £11m expansion of the facility today (November 27).
The development is part of the University’s £60m Gateway project, which also includes a new law school and administrative HQ, and boasts 500 new study spaces, 30 study rooms and 11.5 miles of shelving across four floors.
The US-born writer said: “I’m really overwhelmed – even more than I expected to be.
“Libraries and books are a doorway to a whole new world – democratic access to a galaxy of infinite possibilities beyond the routine and the mundane that really make life worth living.”
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