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Launching the Living Knowledge Network

Friday, September 30, 2016

It seems very approporiate to post about the new Living Knowledge Network on #Followalibrary day. This new network is a nationwide partnership between three national libraries and 21 major libraries in cities and towns across the UK, with a shared...

Albert Spalding - American violinist

Friday, September 30, 2016

In a recent blog about swans, my colleague Cheryl Tipp used a recording of the famous work by Saint-Saëns, Le Cygne. Normally played on the cello, she found an arrangement for violin played by the American violinist Albert Spalding. Along...

Dialects not only connect, they sometimes divide

Friday, September 30, 2016

Towards the end of the 1980s a close northern friend once confided in me his disappointment at being consistently overlooked for international honours in cricket and rugby due to perceived selectorial bias towards players based in the south of England....

‘The only censor is honesty’: Press Freedom and its Limits in Revolutionary Vienna

Friday, September 30, 2016

For many who took to the streets in the European revolutions of 1848 press freedom and an end to government censorship were key demands. When these were granted – if only, as it often turned out, for a limited period...

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