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This song, recorded in the streets of Edinburgh in 1950, is called ‘The London Ball’.
This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...
Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....
This is the earliest surviving draft of The Deep Blue Sea, which Terence Rattigan submitted to the theatrical impresario...
Reina Bull, who often signed as Janine, was an artist working in the erotic publishing underground during the 1940s and ...
Games and toys
This jigsaw puzzle was produced by the games manufacturer, Waddingtons of Leeds. Entitled Signing of Magna Charta, the p...
Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his code-breaking work...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera
This is a selection of the letters that E M Forster sent to the academic and birth control campaigner Marie Stopes from...
Manuscript, Typescript, Letter, Draft, Ephemera, Image, Illustration
The poet T S Eliot wrote a series of nonsense verse based on his friends' cats, first published in 1939 (and later adapt...
Nsibidi symbols can be seen on this ritual object, a mask in the shape of a bird’s head, from south-eastern Nigeria. Nsi...
Until 1967, homosexual acts between men were illegal, and Terence Rattigan, like most gay men, took pains to conceal his...
This is a selection from Nightwood (1936), a novel by the artist and writer Djuna Barnes (1892–1982), with a preface wri...
William Ross Ashby (1903-1972) was a pioneer in cybernetics – the study of the control of human and animal systems by te...
This photograph shows John Gielgud (1904–2000) in the role of Angelo in the 1950 production of Measure for Measure at th...
A photograph taken in 1950 by the renowned theatrical photographer Angus McBean shows Terence Rattigan looking out throu...