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The Art and History of Calligraphy

Saturday, February 25, 2017

On Thursday, 2 March (19.00–20.30), professional calligrapher Patricia Lovett will be giving a talk at the British Library, entitled 'The Art and History of Calligraphy'. Patricia will be drawing from the Library’s rich collections of manuscripts to tell us about...

First Ladies, Fashion, Funerals

Friday, February 24, 2017

The 89th Academy Awards are almost upon us, and Natalie Portman has received a nomination in the best actress category for her portrayal of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the film Jackie (2016, Pablo Larrain). An unflinching portrayal of the first lady in the traumatic days following the assassination of her husband, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jackie asks what it means to be a woman in a public position of power. Given the office’s lack of definition, this is an especially pertinent question for a first lady who has to learn to balance the role’s often unsolicited obligations and public exposure, and to negotiate the distinction between her own personal and political identity and that of her husband.

Internet Icons: Creating big business online

Friday, February 24, 2017

Top online business tips from Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Internet Icons

Library Carpentry: software skills workshops for librarians

Friday, February 24, 2017

Guest post by James Baker, Lecturer in Digital History and Archives, University of Sussex. Librarians play a crucial role in cultivating world-class research and in most disciplinary areas today world-class research relies on the use of software. Established non-profit organisations...

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