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Replace, Reduce, Refine: Animals in Research.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

PhD placement student Mandy Kleinsorge looks back on our most recent TalkScience@BL event. The use of animals in research is as controversial as ever. It is well-known that animal research has brought about some great discoveries in the past1, such...

Evanion the Royal conjuror plays with fire

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Henry Evans Evanion (1832-1905), a conjuror from Kennington, South London, enjoyed a successful stage career in which he presented a full programme of magical effects, illusions, juggling and ventriloquism. M. Evanion, Royal Conjuror and humourist. Poster, 1870 Evan.2589a An added...

An African Abbot in Anglo-Saxon England

Thursday, October 27, 2016

To commemorate Black History Month in the United Kingdom, today we remember one of the first Africans to live in Anglo-Saxon England. The man in question was Hadrian (d. 709), the abbot of St Peter’s and St Paul’s at Canterbury,...

Writer in Residence update: Books mean Business

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

An update from our Writer in Residence, looking back at the ten months Melissa Addey has spent with us.

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