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British Composer Awards 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

On Tuesday 6th December the 2016 British Composer Awards ceremony took place at the British Film Institute in London. This annual event recognises the achievements of composers working in musical fields as diverse as jazz, choral and orchestral composition. Though...

Vincent Cabot, a 16th-century Jurist from Toulouse

Friday, December 9, 2016

Vincent Cabot (c. 1560-1620) was a jurist from Toulouse who became a professor of canon and civil law at Orléans University before going back to Toulouse where he became President of the Parliament. Title page of Vincent Cabot Reverendi in...

MacDonald Gill: original drawing goes on show today

Thursday, December 8, 2016

One of the key exhibits in Maps & the 20th Century: Drawing the Line - in fact one of the key maps of the 20th century - is a world map of 1942 by MacDonald Gill. Called 'The "Time and...

Anglo-Italian Competition: The sale of military aircraft to Kabul

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In 1937 the Government of Afghanistan purchased 24 aircraft from Italy. Provision was made for an Italian Air Mission to be deputed to Kabul for the purpose of assembling and maintaining the aircraft, and for training Afghan personnel. The Political...

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