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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

Summer illuminations at the British Library

28 July 2017 Medieval manuscripts

There is no need for fireworks this summer – the best illuminations are on the British Library website , in our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts! And they will still be around to light up the winter months too. A new...

Science blog

Geology of and in the British Library

27 July 2017 Science

Eric Robinson, consultant to Sir Colin Wilson, our architect, and a former University College London lecturer and urban geologist produced a free BL booklet several years ago entitled “A Geology of the British Library” in which he drew our attention...

Innovation and enterprise blog

Great partnerships and life-changing experiences

27 July 2017 Innovation and enterprise

It has been 6 months since the Business & IP Centre arranged our first match as part of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneur Programme (EYE). EYE enables new and aspiring entrepreneurs (of any age) in an European country to spend...

American Collections blog

Indian into Scotsman

27 July 2017 American Collections

Outside the Segar & Snuff Parlour in London’s Covent Garden you can see a Scotsman advertising tobacco. Credit: Segar & Snuff Not very suitable? The inscription says that a Highlander sculpture was traditionally used by tobacconists to indicate that they...

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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

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

Fashion, film, design and all things creative

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

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