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Mozart in London talks at the British Library

27 January 2015

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s childhood visit to London, the British Library presents a series of three illustrated talks in association with Classical Opera. The eight-year-old Mozart arrived in London in April 1764 with his mother,...

Activist Archives: Making Marks

27 January 2015

Minutes of the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1787. Add.21254. Copyright The British Library Board The British Library has been collecting the publications and records of various campaigns for hundreds of years, including the Chartist movement, and...

Into the void

27 January 2015

On Friday 23 January 2015 the British Library formally opened the National Newspaper Building at Boston Spa, Yorkshire. The building has been operational for a few months now, but it feels right to mark these things with a celebration, and...

A Malay spur to valour: the Hikayat Muhammad Hanafiah

27 January 2015

The story of Muḥammad b. al-Ḥanafiyyah – a son of the caliph ‘Alī by a captive from the tribe of the Banū Ḥanīfah, and half-brother to the Prophet’s grandsons Ḥasan and Ḥusayn – was composed in Persian by an anonymous...

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