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Improving Access to Our Digitised Manuscripts

26 August 2016

If you check the British Library’s online catalogue of Archives and Manuscripts today, you may notice an exciting change. Catalogue entries of many digitised manuscripts now feature a button linking directly to the digitised version of the manuscript. Detail of...

The Great British Bread-Cake Debate

25 August 2016

Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English, writes: As a Castleford fan and dialectologist I was doubly excited this week to see a tweet by Mike McMeeken prompted a heated debate among his fellow Cas players and fans about the...

‘One heap of stones as good as another’ – Bahrain’s disappearing burial mounds

25 August 2016

One morning in May 1944, the British Adviser to the Government of Bahrain, Charles Belgrave, was wandering amongst the stone burial mounds near the Bahrain village of A’ali. He noticed ‘an elaborate stone crushing’ machine set up on one of...

The 1919-1921 Ukrainian Diplomatic Mission in London

24 August 2016

24 August 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the day when the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of the then Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) declared Ukraine’s independence and the creation of today’s sovereign state of Ukraine. This decision was endorsed in...

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