5 March 2007
Last week, the Bodleian Law Library ran a competition to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome at the start of the EU, then the European Economic Community. Library readers were invited to enter the competition to win a hamper of European Union products which were all associated with law cases. Entrants had to cite correctly the well-known European Court of Justice cases associated with a number of different products including Cassis de Dijon, gingerbread, popcorn, and potatoes. The competition was held a little early, because the exact date (25 March) falls in the vacation.
Margaret Watson, Faculty and Reader Services Librarian in the Law Library, and recently appointed as the new
national co-ordinator for the UK European Documentation Centres, said: 'As a European Documentation Centre, the Bodleian Law Library wanted to mark the beginnings of the EU, and the competition was a fun way to involve our readers and raise awareness of our resources.'
The closing date for entering the competition was last Friday and the winner has been announced today as Benjamin Spagnolo, a postgraduate law
The Bodleian Law Library is home to the University's European Documentation Centre.