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Happy Birthday Magna Carta! All the best from the Web Archive xxx

05 March 2015

With the opening of the great exhibition here at the British Library just days away, I have been working on the Magna Carta special collection for the Web Archive. Media Coverage By coincidence I started a couple of days after...

Pais de maravillas: Cuba on the mind…

05 March 2015

Leonardo Abaroa, Pais De Maravillas (Havana: Ediciones Extramuros, 1992) BL Shelfmark RF.2015.a.23 The recent rapprochement between the United States and Cuba has brought new attention to Cuba, and in particular the challenges for Cuban society under the pressure of the...

Gardens, tunnels and the riverbanks of Oxford: sourcing sounds for Alice's Adventures Off the Map

05 March 2015

For the third year running, the British Library has teamed up with the wonderful people at GameCity to offer students in UK Higher Education the chance to create digital games inspired by some of our collection items. The theme for...

St Piran’s Day

05 March 2015

Today is St Piran’s Day. Celebrations take place throughout Cornwall every year on 5 March in memory of this Cornish patron saint. St Piran was born in Ireland in the 5th century. Legend has it that he was thrown off...

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