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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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Living Knowledge blog

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards at the British Library

24 June 2016 Living Knowledge

It’s not often that you hear actual whoops of joy in the British Library (as opposed to reverent gasps of admiration), but there were plenty of cheers on 20th June during the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards....

Sound and vision blog

Fourth of July punk special

24 June 2016 Sound and vision

On 4 July 2016 it will be 40 years since influential New York punk band the Ramones played their first gig in Britain, just up the road from the British Library, at the Roundhouse, Chalk Farm. The photo above, taken...

Science blog

Illegal substances or aiding physical excellence? A few historical perspectives

23 June 2016 Science

Ahead of next week's TalkScience event on Doping in Sport Julian Walker explores some historical examples of performance enhancement described in his new book "The Roar of the Crowd". The essence of the debate regarding the use of drugs in...

European studies blog

Literary Translation: Whose Voice is it Anyway?

23 June 2016 European studies

Speaking about the translator who introduced Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov to the English reading audience, Joseph Brodsky, once wrote: “The reason English-speaking readers can barely tell the difference between Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky is that they aren’t reading the prose of...

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Americas studies

Americas studies

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Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

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Collection care

Collection care

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Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

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Endangered archives

Endangered archives

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English and drama

English and drama

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European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

Innovation and enterprise

Innovation and enterprise

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Living knowledge

Living knowledge

Behind the scenes at the British Library

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Maps and views

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Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

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Music

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Science

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Social science

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Sound and vision

Sound and vision

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The Newsroom

The Newsroom

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UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide