During the autumn, the Swedish Retail Institute named event tickets as Christmas Gift of the Year; so, what better gift could there be for a friend with an interest in culture and nature than an annual pass to the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala?

As you probably are aware, all employees are entitled to free admission to all of Uppsala University’s museums and collections.

Is it too dark and cold out? New Year opening at the Tropical Greenhouse (information in Swedish): experience the light, warmth and vegetation while winter is at its gloomiest. Indoor exercise: you can find information on upcoming activities at the Campus 1477 gym on their website.

Join in Uppsala University Library’s ongoing quadricentennial celebrations with exhibitions in closed areas of Carolina Rediviva and city walks with a library history theme.

If you would prefer to take it easy and wrap yourself up in a blanket with a glass of “glögg” at home, then why not pay a digital visit to the University Library’s Anniversary Exhibition, watch anniversary videos or improve your knowledge of the University Library’s history by reading Blog 400 (in Swedish)?

...and speaking of reading tips, you can now find a 54-title-long list of recommended books in Swedish and English in the Staff Portal. That should keep you busy over Christmas and New Year, and possibly until Easter...