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One green bottle… Jan Sobota’s book binding

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Good news! We have recently acquired this for the Library: “A hip flask?” you may ask, incredulously. Well, yes and no. Let me explain. What you’re actually looking at is a modern book binding by a man called Jan Sobota....

Ambient Literature

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Does where you read affect how you read? How can digital media create a bridge between story and place? Ambient Literature is a project seeking to answer these questions. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of West England,...

Time-lapse Video Showing Conservation of Tangut Documents

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Tangut documents are part of the Stein collection that is held at the British Library. They were recovered by Aurel Stein in 1914, during his Third Expedition to Central Asia (1913–1916). From the moment they were unearthed from the...

A botanical excursion in Wales

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On Sunday 27 June 1773 at Chepstow, a party of botanists were clambering about ‘on the Steep nacked Bank by the Side of the Wye not far from the Castle’, hunting for plants. The species identified included wild cabbage (Brassica...

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