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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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Sound and vision blog

Recording the Sounds of Nature: a Q&A with Jeremy Hegge

22 July 2014 Sound and vision

Jeremy Hegge is an Australian field recordist, based in Sydney, who has been recording the sounds of nature for just over a year. A new donor to the British Library's sound archive, a selection of Jeremy's recordings will soon be...

Inspired by...  blog

Made with the British Library - Illustrator Eleanor Stuart on business and inspiration

22 July 2014 Inspired by...

We love it when illustrators find inspiration in our collections and create new products. Eleanor Stuart did just that with her Alice in Wonderland-inpsired ceramics. Since our last interview with her back in August her business has taken off and...

European studies blog

Tauchnitz and Marinack: the famous and the unknown bringing English literature to the Germans

22 July 2014 European studies

When I started thinking about topics for this series of Anglo-German blogs, publishing and bookselling were naturally on the list, not least the famous Tauchnitz Verlag in Leipzig which published English literature in the 19th and early 20th centuries. I...

Medieval manuscripts blog

Conservation in the 17th Century

22 July 2014 Medieval manuscripts

The ‘Mayerne manuscript’, Sloane MS 2052, is on display at the National Gallery’s exhibition Making Colour and is also available to view on Digitised Manuscripts. Compiled over twenty-six years, it reflects Mayerne’s abiding interest during his middle age in 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

From our subject specialists and curators

Collection care

Collection care

Behind the scenes with our conservators and scientists

Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

Supporting research with digital content

Endangered archives

Endangered archives

Jody Butterworth and Paul Young on histories in peril

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

Fashion, film, design and all things creative

Maps and views

Maps and views

Cartographic and topographical materials at the British Library

Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

Digitisation and other projects

Music

Music

News about our music collections and services

Science

Science

The latest scientific developments

Social science

Social science

Projects, events, resources and research methods

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