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20 August 2018 Untold lives
August 20th is World Mosquito Day, commemorating the day in 1897 when Ronald Ross confirmed that the malaria parasite was carried by the mosquito. The Library’s Archives and Manuscript collections contain a wealth of material regarding mosquitoes, malaria, and other...
20 August 2018 Sound and vision
This week's selection comes from Jonnie Robinson, Lead Curator of Spoken English. The Oxford English Dictionary categorises the use of while [= ‘until’] as northern dialect and, as this contributor to the Evolving English WordBank explains enthusiastically, such subtle distinctions...
19 August 2018 Medieval manuscripts
Regular followers of the Medieval Manuscripts Blog may know that we occasionally run a caption competition, soliciting weird and wonderful suggestions from our readers. This month we'd like you to tell us what's happening in this image. It's taken from...
18 August 2018 European studies
It is a truism that in choosing a name one should consider whether it is likely to date – how many Kylies approaching their mid-thirties regret being given one which marks them out as children of the early 1980s? A...
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