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Weird and wild monsters in the ocean’s dark depths: revelations from the Thai Mahajanaka Jataka

29 May 2015

The Mahajanaka Jataka is one of the last Ten Birth Tales of the Buddha, which are popular themes in Thai mural and manuscript painting. In Thai folding books (samut khoi), the Ten Birth Tales are often used to illustrate a...

The Guardian Small Business Showcase

28 May 2015

The Guardian Business Showcase is an annual competition, run by the Guardian Small Business Network, which aims to highlight and reward innovation and good practice in UK small businesses. This year Nigel Spencer, Research and Business Development Manager at the British Library Business & IP Centre, was invited to sit on the judging panel.

It'll not take you long for to learn a lile bit Cumbrian dialect grammar

28 May 2015

Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English writes: This month we've uploaded linguistic descriptions of conversations about local speech in Barrow-in-Furness, Brampton, Kirkoswald, Sedbergh and Workington. Together they constitute the set of BBC Voices Recordings made by BBC Radio Cumbria....

Digitising Spare Rib magazine: The inside story

28 May 2015

'One of the battles women always have to fight is to maintain visibility/validity. That's additionally true of the history of feminism. Spare Rib is a crucial archive of the stories of women and feminism that can nourish contemporary life and...

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