Medical Library book sale starts today

We are holding a book sale on Floor 1 (opposite the Issue Desk) of The Medical Library starting today. The books being sold have been withdrawn from library stock and are duplicates or donations that are not required. Hundreds of books are included and all the books are priced at only £1 each. Come and visit us soon to make sure you have the pick of the best ones.

All topics are covered and the sale includes these popular titles as well as many others – we looking forward to seeing you!

Clinical Medicine Kumar and Clark
General and Systematic Pathology Underwood
Pharmacology Rang and Dale
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry Champe, Harvey et al
Essential Surgery Burkitt, Quick et al
Human Physiology Silverthorn
Health and Illness in the Community Taylor, Smith et al

Medical Library Team


Exploring chocolate and health

Aberdeen Science Centre
21 September 2017
19:00 – 20:30

Aberdeen Science Centre invites you to find out about Stuff Worth Knowing at a series of evening talks.

Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a Senior Research Fellow and UK Registered Nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to whet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health.

Speaker Professor Alexandra Johnstone
Venue Aberdeen Science Centre

Blackwell’s bookstore in the Medical Library today

Clinical Medicine, Kumar & Clark, 9th ed.

Blackwell’s Aberdeen is opening a pop-up bookstore in the Medical Library today between 12.00 am and 2.00 pm.

Blackwell’s Reading List Website
As soon as a new reading list confirmed, it is posted online to let you know what you will need for each module or degree. Link below.

Student Price Match Guarantee
Blackwell’s run a Student Price Match Guarantee at the start of each term to make sure you get the best deal possible.

Exclusive Book Bundles
Blackwell’s offer custom bundles of book that will cover modules or a full term for your subjects.

Second-Hand Books
Blackwell’s sell and buyback second-hand books. At term time Blackwell’s post daily updates of the newly received second-hand books on Facebook and Twitter if you want to grab a bargain. Please ask in the branch in you have any question about how second-hand buyback works.

If you have any more questions or you want to pre-order any books / bundles. Please feel free to contact the Blackwell’s branch.
Email –
Telephone – 01224 486102
Twitter – @BlackwellsAbdn
Facebook –

Medical Library Tours

Meet the library staff and find how to use the Medical Library!

We will be running short tours of the Medical Library on Wednesday 13th September and Thursday 14th September.

There is no need to sign up, just come to the Issue Desk at 11.00am or 2.30pm and ask to join a tour.

We look forward to seeing you in the Medical Library soon.

Medical Library Team

See cancer – at the IMS

Dividing lung cancer cellInstitute of Medical Sciences
Foresterhill Campus

14 September 2017
18:00 – 19:30

What is cancer?
How does cancer develop?
How can you reduce the risk of getting cancer?
How can we fight cancer?

Every year around 32,000 people in Scotland are diagnosed with cancer. This figure is predicted to rise to almost 35,000 by 2020. Cancer survival rates are improving thanks to medical research.

  • But how much do you actually know about cancer?

Join our leading scientists on Thursday 14th September as we provide the answers and showcase Aberdeen’s unique approach to fighting cancer. See cancer under the microscope and learn more about our plans to raise £4.5 million to transform local cancer care with your support.

  • It’s time to share the knowledge – let’s beat cancer together.

To register for this free event please call Laura on 01224 274 111 or
email or visit

Parking will be available next to the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS). Access is off Ashgrove Road West.

How to find the IMS (map)

Body Matters Exhibition

Image of a HandAn exhibition of works produced by staff, students and artists, inspired by the study of Anatomy, will be on display as well as modern imaging and a glimpse into ‘what lies beneath’.

The exhibition free to enter and is suitable for all. Please note that no human material will be on display and that children’s activities will be available.

Where: The Old Anatomy Dissection Hall and Museum, Marischal College, Aberdeen (Please enter from Shoe Lane off Queen St, near to the Lemon Tree venue.)

When: 26th August to 13th September, 10.00-15.00 daily

Supported by The University of Aberdeen Public Engagement Research Unit


Health and Wellbeing Day – Foresterhill

Tuesday 30th May
Suttie Centre Atrium (Level 1)
11 am – 2.00 pm

Following the success of the Health and Wellbeing day in January a second event will be held for University staff on the Foresterhill Campus.

There will be a range of sessions for staff to participate in, as well as information stands which will showcase some of the facilities and expertise available. Get involved in a number of physical activities on the day with:

  • Yoga led by our Sport & Exercise Time (advanced booking available via the Coursebooking system)
  • Resilience taster sessions
  • Rowing challenge
  • BMI analysis
  • And much more

Chat with representatives from:

  • The Rowett on healthy diets and nutrition
  • Aberdeen Sports Village about their facilities, fitness plans and assessments
  • NHS Grampian on support available to stop smoking
  • PAM ASSIST on the advice, invaluable information, specialist counselling and support available for staff.

A full schedule is available here. Please note that timings may change, regular updates will be posted on StaffNet. For more information on any of the events, please contact Naveed Qamar, Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing.

Medical Library Team