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The Ugly Truth

07 October 2015

On 28th September the British Library hosted the 10th Annual Sense About Science lecture entitled "The Ugly Truth" and delivered by Sense About Science director Tracey Brown. The British Library's mission is to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone...

Curator, North American Collections vacancy

07 October 2015

If you are interested in working with the Collections and Curation team at the Library, then you may want to look at the job description on our website. Applications are due 26 October, and we'd also be very happy to talk more about the role.

Drawing Lines across Africa - from the War Office Archive

07 October 2015

Most of today’s international boundaries within Africa derive from the Berlin Conference of 1884-5, when the colonial powers divided the region between themselves in order to provide a framework for their own political administrations and for the regulation of trade....

Distinction or Discrimination: Honouring the female special agents of the Second World War

07 October 2015

The names of 75 courageous women from 13 nations are etched into a beautiful memorial at RAF Tempsford, home of the Special Duties Squadrons during the Second World War. These are the female special agents who volunteered for active service...

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