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Women in the Electricity Supply Industry

Friday, June 23, 2017

23rd June is International Women in Engineering Day. To mark this we look at the role of women in the electricity supply industry, recently documented by National Life Stories in the project An Oral History of the Electricity Supply Industry...

The language of love (and poetry and history)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Old Occitan or Langue d’oc, the language of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the troubadours, was claimed by Dante to be the perfect language for verse. It is still spoken in southern France and in pockets of Italy and northern Spain....

The Flotilla Tour of 1933: a Demonstration of British Naval Power in the Gulf

Thursday, June 22, 2017

On 29 August 1933 the acting Political Resident in the Persian Gulf, Percy Gordon Loch, received a letter from the Political Agent at Kuwait, Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Dickson, informing him that there were strong rumours circulating in Kuwait that a Persian...

Sounds Of The Revolution

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guest blogger Ilia Rogatchevski looks back at one of the events accompanying our exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths and considers the role of music in the Revolution. What is a revolutionary sound? Is it defined by the characteristics of...

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