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Weʼre raising £1,000 to send university textbooks that we have collected to the University of Mosul in Iraq

Glasgow, UK
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We are a group of microbiology researchers at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Our team is comprised of people from all over the world, including Mosul in Iraq.

One of our PhD students has recently graduated and has returned home to Mosul to help rebuild the university there, which was badly damaged during its liberation from ISIS. We have collected textbooks from around our university to donate to Mosul Library.

Books are heavy, and we need your help to raise the money for postage. Any funds that we raise beyond our target will be used to purchase new books that can be shipped directly to Mosul.

We believe that education brings people together, please help in any way that you can, thank you.

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  • Dr. Nicholas Tucker3 months ago
    Dr. Nicholas Tucker

    Dr. Nicholas Tucker

    3 months ago

    Hello everybody. I'm thrilled to report that we have just sent over 400 Kg of textbooks from Strathclyde to our colleagues in Mosul and that they have been delivered safely. The books travelled overland across Europe, through Turkey and crossed into Iraq to a depot in Erbil, from where they were delivered to Dr. Talal Salih in Mosul. The cost of shipping was £755, Dalia and Thaer also raised £315 in cash so we currently have a couple of hundred quid that we can put towards either a second batch or some new books. Huge thanks to you all, Nick

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  • Dr. Nicholas Tucker5 months ago
    Dr. Nicholas Tucker

    Dr. Nicholas Tucker

    5 months ago

    Thanks to everybody who has donated so far, we really appreciate your support! I have spoken with the University finance team here at Strathclyde to see if they will help us manage the fund. This has a number of advantages including transparency, but mainly the fact that Strathclyde has accounts with major publishers so we can get the best prices! Thanks again - really touched by the support so far! Nick

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Page last updated on: 9/25/2018 9:09 AM



  • Richard Armour

    Richard Armour

    Sep 25, 2018


  • Lucie Breen

    Lucie Breen

    Sep 13, 2018


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    Aug 2, 2018


  • Adam Noble

    Adam Noble

    Jul 24, 2018


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    Jul 20, 2018


  • Jana Schniete

    Jana Schniete

    Jul 19, 2018


  • Anne Hughes

    Anne Hughes

    Jul 13, 2018

    Thank you so much for organising this help for colleagues in Mosul.


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Dr. Nicholas Tucker

Dr. Nicholas Tucker

Glasgow, UK

I am a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. I work in the the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science.

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