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25 November 2015 European studies
On 7th November an unusual ceremony took place in Edinburgh: a monument to a soldier bear was unveiled to hundreds of people gathered in the middle of town. The statue had been commissioned by the Wojtek Memorial Trust, an organisation...
25 November 2015 English and Drama
We’d like to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Michael Marks Awards for poetry pamphlets. The winners were announced at a presentation dinner at the Library last night attended by an invited audience of poets, publishers, critics and supporters of...
24 November 2015 Untold lives
The three intrepid women, Mariam Begum, Frances (Webbe) Steele, and Mrs Hudson who managed to travel on board East India Company ships in the early seventeenth century, flouting Company prohibition, continued to cause trouble even after the much harried English...
24 November 2015 Living Knowledge
Library of surprises – Part I – ‘Digital Ghost Towns’ It was wonderful to hear from a former colleague earlier this week. She always has great tales to tell and this email definitely followed that pattern. She started by telling...
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