These blogs from our curators, subject specialists and guest bloggers express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members and guests.
24 November 2022 Innovation and enterprise
In 2021, the number of independent shops on Britain’s high streets increased for the first time in five years. A net 2,157 new independent retail businesses opened across British towns and city centres over the year, according to the latest...
23 November 2022 Living Knowledge
A Doctoral Open Day attendee and a curator looking at a collection item during a ‘show and tell’ session. Earlier this year, we celebrated our 15th season of Doctoral Open Days (DODs). These annual events are designed to introduce first...
23 November 2022 Americas and Oceania Collections
The British Library has digitised and made available online the only known copy of Una Marson’s pioneering play ‘At What a Price’ (1932). Una Maud Marson was born in Jamaica in 1905. Throughout her lifetime she would live and work...
23 November 2022 Untold lives
Archivists respect ‘provenance’ and ‘original order’, which means that documents created by the same person, organisation, or institution stay together, and you don’t mix or rearrange them because you think it might make material more ‘useable’. But documents often have...
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