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Object Created date: 1953
This breakfast tray decorated with a map of the imaginary ‘Breakfast Island’ is an insight into the work, sleep and leis...
Sound recording Created date: 1926 (re-released by Symposium Records in 1992)
This wartime Cello Sonata (1916), by the English composer Frederick Delius, was written for the cellist Beatrice Harriso...
Sound recording Created date: 1928. Re-released by EMI in 1990
Frederick Delius’s Brigg Fair (1907) is a set of variations for large orchestra based on the folksong ‘Unto Brigg Fair’....
The European Convention on Human Rights is a pan-European treaty, drafted by a committee of the Council of Europe in whi...
Map Created date: 1953
This Portuguese satirical map presents the Cold War politic situation. Published in September 1953, shortly after the So...
Games and toys Created date: c.1950-59
This jigsaw puzzle was produced by the games manufacturer, Waddingtons of Leeds. Entitled Signing of Magna Charta, the p...
Poster, Image Created date: 26 November 1953
The 1948 musical, Kiss Me Kate, was a huge success on Broadway. It portrayed the romantic shenanigans and financial scra...
Sound recording Created date: 1953
Letter Created date: 1946
Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) was a mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his code-breaking work...
Manuscript, Letter, Ephemera Created date: 1940–53
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 Created date: 1934–65
The poet T S Eliot wrote a series of nonsense verse based on his friends' cats, first published in 1939 (and later adapt...
Journal Created date: 1948
William Ross Ashby (1903-1972) was a pioneer in cybernetics – the study of the control of human and animal systems by te...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1950–60
The first of these black and white photographs shows the novelist J G Ballard as a student at Cambridge University, in 1...
Photograph, Image Created date: 1900; whole collection 1988–93
These three photographs are from the 1990 Chicago production of Our Country’s Good that was staged by Remains Theatre a...
Photograph, Image Created date: January 1953
Like most of his work, Samuel Beckett originally composed Waiting for Godot in French. After studying the language as a...