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Cry ‘God for Harry! England! and Saint George!’

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Although I am curator of Classical recordings at the British Library, I have a fascination with the oldest extant examples of both sound recordings and photographs. Both are a window, albeit sometimes very misty, allowing us...

Lenin's Birthday

Saturday, April 22, 2017

One of my very first childhood memories was a happy day, 22 April 1970, when the entire Soviet Union was celebrating the centenary of Lenin’s birth. I still remember an overwhelming sensation of pride, an excitement that spring brings with...

How our ancient trees connect us to the past

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Some of the most stunning creations of the Middle Ages are still alive. Britain is dotted with trees planted hundreds of years ago, with over 120,000 listed in the Woodland Trust’s Ancient Tree Inventory. Some of them are over a...


Friday, April 21, 2017

by Deborah Dawkin, PHD student working on the Michael Meyers Archive at the British Library On 8 May we will be hosting The Translator Made Corporeal: Translation History and the Archive. Showcasing the most recent international research, this conference will...

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