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12 May 2021 Innovation and enterprise
Every quarter, Innovating for Growth: Scale-ups chooses a cohort of high-growth businesses to take part in our 10 week programme designed to help business owners re-evaluate their business across areas such as marketing, products and services and business model. We...
11 May 2021 American Collections
This is the third in a series of blogs coming out of the Eccles Centres’ Caribbean Foodways oral history project. Identifying connections between participants’ stories and collection items, each blog explores one of the nine oral history interviews that will...
11 May 2021 Untold lives
In 1786 tragedy struck the village of Badgeworth in Gloucestershire. William Benfield, a labourer of ‘exemplary industry and sobriety’, bought a sack of wheat and took it to be ground at Bubb’s Mill near Alstone. A ratcatcher had mixed meal...
11 May 2021 Living Knowledge
True Echoes is a research project centred on the British Library’s Oceanic wax cylinder collections, led by Isobel Clouter of the World and Traditional Music section. These wax cylinders (an early medium for recording and reproducing sound) were recorded by...
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