Andy Peck gives his top ten things to do in a 24-hour library for the University of Birmingham’s Redbrick:
With the best will in the world, most students looking to spend the early hours of the morning working inevitably find there are more enticing activities they could be doing, such as sleeping. As such, between two and six in the morning the place is blissfully quiet, deserted but for the forlorn looking individuals who persevere to find those extra references to bump up a word count on assignments that are doomed anyway. Given that you’ll not be disrupting anything particularly important, I give you ten tentative suggestions for activities that a twenty-four hour library can provide:
1) The best game of hide and seek this side of childhood
I’ll start as I mean to go on, childishly. With an abundance of rooms, study pens, alcoves, lifts and bookshelves, there are plenty of places, and an abundance of space in which to hide yourself away, and entire nights to spend playing it in.
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