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How to write a plain English summary

28 November 2014

An introduction to the Access to Understanding web resource, which provides guidance on how to write a plain English summary. The 2015 Access to Understanding science writing competition is now open for entries. The British Library, Europe PMC and eLife...

Doctoral Students' Open Day: Digital Scholarship

28 November 2014

For the second year running, the British Library Doctoral Student's Open Day programme includes a day dedicated to Digital Scholarship. This will take place on 23 January 2015 from 10:00 to 16:30 at the British Library Conference Centre. Coordinated by...

‘All Horrid’ – but not all German

28 November 2014

One of the display cases in our current Gothic Exhibition shows a collection of books whose fame today rests largely on their being mentioned in a novel by Jane Austen (much like Kotzebue’s Lovers’ Vows, discussed in an earlier post)....

Circumnavigating Warbah and Rollicking Riproars, or how to cure the boredom of Empire

27 November 2014

Who’s Who of 1942 records that Edward Wakefield and Tom Hickinbotham, British colonial officers stationed at Kuwait, circumnavigated the Persian Gulf island of Warbah. However, 20 years after their retirement from imperial service, they admitted that this was not such...

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