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Our cultural programme for 2015

From the largest ever Magna Carta exhibition to a journey through a millennium of West African history, 2015 is shaping up to be a landmark year at the Library

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The Philosophy of Beards

This eccentric Victorian book is a eulogy to beards, including observations such as 'The absence of Beard is usually a sign of physical and moral weakness'

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Film Screening: The Silk Road of Pop

Join us on 28 November for an evening of music and film about the Uyghur community in China's Xinjiang Province

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Download our free Gothic podcast

To accompany our Terror and Wonder exhibition, horror writer Charlie Higson tells how the vampire and the zombie were born, with readings by Reece Shearsmith

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