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Nothing But The Trooth

01 April 2015

Here at the British Library we’re famous for our April Fool blogposts. Who can forget the discovery of the unicorn cookbook, the time we encountered the Loch Ness monster, or the alien spaceship we found illustrated in a medieval calendar?...

What to give the English king who has everything?

31 March 2015

Today's post is by one of our readers, Dr. Shamma Boyarin, Assistant Teaching Professor in Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, and English at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He specializes in medieval Hebrew and Arabic literatures, with focus...

Digital Music Events at the British Library

31 March 2015

On Friday 13 May, we organised here at the British Library the final workshop for the Digital Music Lab project. Prof. Lorna Hughes, Chair in Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Studies, opened the event with a stimulating talk...

Access to Understanding 2015: In Summary

31 March 2015

The winners of the Access to Understanding science writing competition are revealed. On Friday 27 March, under the striking façade of the King’s Library Tower, the British Library played host to the Access to Understanding Awards 2015. The event was...

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