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These blogs express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members. You can subscribe to any blog by email.

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Medieval manuscripts blog

The Wisdom of the Greeks

31 August 2016 Medieval manuscripts

Tickets are selling fast for a special lecture at the British Library on 19 September. Michael Wood, television presenter, writer and Professor of Public History, will be speaking on The Wisdom of the Greeks in an evening event held at...

Innovation and enterprise blog

Tips on taking photographs for your business

30 August 2016 Innovation and enterprise

Top tips on taking photographs for your small business

European studies blog

Russian Hamlet(s)

30 August 2016 European studies

The first Russian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet was made by the founder of the Russian classical theatre Alexander Petrovich Sumarokov (1717-1777). The play was written in 1748 by the 31-year old ambitious statesman and poet. Rossiiskii teatr" ili Polnoe sobranie...

Untold lives blog

A British First World War hero with roots in India

30 August 2016 Untold lives

The India Office Records are able to shed some light on the sadly short life of a World War One military hero. Rex Warneford was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Air Service in February 1915. After the...

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Americas studies

Americas studies

What's on the mind of Team America?

Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

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Collection care

Collection care

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Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

Supporting research with digital content

Endangered archives

Endangered archives

News about the projects saving vulnerable material from around the world

English and drama

English and drama

On literature and theatre collections from the 16th century to the present day

European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

Innovation and enterprise

Innovation and enterprise

Business, innovation and enterprise

Inspired by

Inspired by

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Living knowledge

Living knowledge

Behind the scenes at the British Library

Maps and views

Maps and views

Cartographic and topographical materials at the British Library

Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

Digitisation and other projects

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Music

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Science

The latest scientific developments

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Social science

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Sound and vision

Sound and vision

News from the Library’s Sound and Moving Image teams

The Newsroom

The Newsroom

News about yesterday’s news, and where news may be going

UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide