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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...
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...
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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