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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...

The King’s Architect and the ‘Architect King’

Thursday, June 22, 2017

n 1757 the Swedish-born Scot, William Chambers (1723–1796) was appointed as architectural tutor to the future king, George III. Chambers’ job was to teach the young heir the principles of classical architecture, but together they also designed and built several...

Archiving the general election on TV

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The general election that no one was supposed to want turned out to be completely compelling. Many of the apparent certainties on which the UK's snap election of June 2017 was based were overturned, at least in part - from...

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