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St Piran’s Day

05 March 2015

Today is St Piran’s Day. Celebrations take place throughout Cornwall every year on 5 March in memory of this Cornish patron saint. St Piran was born in Ireland in the 5th century. Legend has it that he was thrown off...

Collaboration and Customisation: The Evolution of a Royal Book

05 March 2015

As we draw to the end of Paris fashion week, let us turn to a manuscript that exudes the best of Parisian style. The haute couture of book illumination, this glorious Book of Hours showcases the work of the French...

To boldly go…

04 March 2015

Katie Howe introduces our upcoming TalkScience@BL event: “Science in extreme environments: where research meets exploration?”. More information and tickets are available here. Scientists travel to the tops of mountains, the polar regions and even outer space in order to conduct...

On novels and the art of writing them: the rules according to Anthony Trollope

04 March 2015

Anthony Trollope by Lock and Whitfield, British Library This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the novelist Anthony Trollope (1815-82). The British Library have marked the birth of this prolific 19th century author by mounting a display...

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