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Concerts, sports days and vegetable shows

09 February 2016

PhD students are invited to apply for a new placement which focuses on the British Library’s collections of First World War printed ephemera. This is an opportunity to examine an alternative perspective on what went on behind the lines on...

Growing up: business success stories

08 February 2016

Here are some of the inspiring stories of businesses who moved from start-up to growth stage with our help.

Happy Chinese New Year!

08 February 2016

Today is Chinese New Year (the Year of the Monkey) and to celebrate we thought we would share with you some of the amazing images we have of China made by the artist William Alexander (1767-1816) who was appointed draughtsman...

Money for old charts: printing maps in the nineteenth century

08 February 2016

Above: A map from Henry Francis Abell's, History of Kent, as overlaid by the Georeferencer. With 2016 well underway it is a great pleasure to see work on the 50,000 maps held in the Georeferencer continuing apace. It looks like...

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