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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...

TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY THIS SPRING

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...

Digitised Manuscripts hyperlinks Spring 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

From ancient papyri to a manuscript given by the future Queen Elizabeth I to King Henry VIII for New Year's Day, from books written entirely in gold to Leonardo da Vinci's notebook, there is a wealth of material on the...

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