In the Media

We are delighted that our Library of Things and Repair Cafes are increasingly being covered by various media, including videos, news articles and radio interviews.

Library of Things

  • The Guardian re-mentioned us in an article on how to make savings on the festive budget over Christmas (November 2019)
  • We were featured on BBC Oxford news as part of coverage on Makespace; and we were on That’s Oxfordshire TV (June 2019).
  • We were shown on ITV news (May 2019): watch the video or read the coverage here.
  • We were the principal feature in the Guardian’s article on the global Library of Things movement (April 2019).
Photo credit: Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi/The Guardian
  • Our launch event was featured in a short video by BBC Oxford (Feb 2019).
  • We were also featured in the Oxford Times just ahead of our launch:
New Library of Things launches on Saturday
The launch of the Library of Things was featured in the Voluntary Voice column in the Oxford Times, February 2019

Repair Cafes

  • We gave a series of interviews on BBC Radio Oxford in March 2019, which you can listen to below (shared with permission).
Volunteer Helen talks about sewing repairs (BBC Radio Oxford)

Alex talks about her inspiration (BBC Radio Oxford)

Hear bike repairer Cameron, who also fixes at the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op
(BBC Radio Oxford)

Paw talks about his role as reception volunteer (BBC Radio Oxford)
Volunteer Iulian discusses mechanical repairs (BBC Radio Oxford)

  • Our events have been photographed by Mark Phillips as part of his series on the global repair movement (2018).
  • One of our repair cafes was also covered by the Oxford Mail (Nov 2018).