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15 October 2018 Science
Philip represented the Library at the launch of Professor Stephen Hawking's last, posthumous, popular work, Brief Answers to the Big Questions. The book, which Hawking was writing at the time of his death, includes ten essays summarising his views on...
15 October 2018 Untold lives
Royal armorial of Queen Elizabeth II used at her coronation, 1953. BL 99330.tt.12 We have a vast array of images and information about British armorials, thanks to the British Armorial Bindings database. The database was created by John Morris, and...
15 October 2018 Asian and African studies
During the Later Lê dynasty (1428-1788), Vietnam was effectively divided into two parts. For over two centuries – from the middle of the 16th to the middle of the 18th centuries – the Trịnh Lords ruled the northern part (referred...
15 October 2018 Sound and vision
This week's selection comes from Emme Ledgerwood, Collaborative Doctoral Award student with the British Library's Oral History department and Leicester University. “I think great science comes from this natural curiosity” This recording for #EarthScienceWeek comes from Stephen Sparks, a volcanologist...
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