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How Patrick Drake gave up the rat race and co-founded HelloFresh

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

We caught up with Patrick Drake, co-founder of the UK's leading recipe box service HelloFresh, before his appearance at the British Library on 18 October.

Multimedia PhD Research and Non-text Theses

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This is a guest post by Coral Manton, PhD research Student with i-DAT at the University of Plymouth funded through the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training. There is a growing trend towards PhD students producing multimedia and non-text research outputs....

The Monk, the Bible and obscenity

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

by Tanya Kirk, Curator for Printed Heritage Collections 1601-1900 Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary on Sunday, 9th February 1667/8 that he was ‘up, and at my chamber all the morning and the office doing business, and also reading a...

Report on Boiler Explosions in Britain, 1880

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Last week we told you about an explosion at a Marylebone gunmaker's workshop in 1822 which killed two child workers . Today we look at industrial accidents in 1880 involving boiler explosions. While cataloguing some India Office Revenue files recently,...

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