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Voices of Science – Winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Public History Prize for Web & Digital

30 November 2015

National Life Stories are thrilled to announce that they have won the Royal Historical Society’s Public History Prize for Web and Digital for the Voices of Science web resource. The Voices of Science website presents clips from approximately 100 recordings...

Farewell to all that

30 November 2015

Preparing for retirement, I inevitably revisited the exciting projects and beautiful objects I worked on during my time at the British Library. The conservator’s role has seen many changes, even in a decade. Limited resources are increasingly focused on preserving...

Two bad boys, seven pranks and one children’s classic

30 November 2015

The British Library is currently marking the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland with an exhibition, but Alice is not the only children’s classic to turn 150 this year. In Germany the focus has been on Wilhelm Busch’s much-loved Max...

The Sheikh’s stamps

30 November 2015

Stamps are important symbols of national identity. Kuwait had first issued its own postage stamps in 1923, and by the beginning of 1933, the Ruler of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah, had decided that he wished to do...

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