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News   - 2013

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Rob the Royal Mail Man

Calibre Advent Calendar 24 - Rob the Royal Mail Man


Hi, I'm Rob the Royal Mail man and twice a day I pick up over 1,350 audio books to send out to Calibre members. My colleague, Justin, delivers the... More >

Kate Barker

Calendar Advent Calendar Day 23 - Kate


Hello! I'm Kate and I work with Terry in fundraising. We make grant applications to fund new developments in our service, like memory sticks or... More >

David Pipkin

Calibre Advent Calendar Day 22 - David


Hello, I am David Pipkin, Head of Personnel and Administration. My role within Calibre is wide ranging and includes all the "people" issues, from... More >

Calibre Advent Calendar Day 21 - Jan


My name is Jan Collings and I wear two hats at Calibre. I am Personal Assistant to our Director, Michael Lewington, carrying out a wide range of... More >

Acoustic Shooting

Calibre's Acoustic Shooting Hot Shots


Calibre member, James Goldsworthy gave an open invitation to staff and volunteers to visit Deanshanger Rifle Shooting Club based near Milton Keynes... More >

Paula Suchy

Paula at the Palace


A woman who has spent over 25 years helping people with sight loss has been honoured with a MBE for services to the visually impaired. Paula... More >

Paul Torday


The author, Paul Torday, whose novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, (7643) sold more than half a million copies in the UK, has died. Paul spent over... More >

Graham Sanderson

Calibre Advent Calendar Day 20 - Graham


Hello, I am Graham (one of three at Calibre!) and have been a volunteer for the past two years. I am usually found with Dick on Tuesdays and... More >

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time


Thank you very much to volunteer and seamstress, Jane Saunders, who brought her wonderful creations into the library to raise funds for Calibre. ... More >


Calibre Advent Calendar Day 19 - Sarah


My name's Sarah and I work in Production as a Digital Studio Engineer. My job is to convert recordings from analogue to digital (cassette to CD)... More >