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This is the trailer for the 1954 film adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, created by the British film-makers John...
Manuscript, Typescript, Playscript, Manuscript annotation
This is the rehearsal script of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, submitted to the Lord Chamberlain’s Office for licen...
Song of a chaffinch recorded in England by William Thorpe.
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 pamphlet attests to the wide influence of Kwame Nkrumah (1909-72), Ghana’s first president. This work deals with Nk...
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, Typescript, Letter, Ephemera
In the early 20th century, German playwright and director Bertolt Brecht emerged as a pioneer of formally innovative and...
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...
Manuscript, Letter, Typescript, Letter
Waiting for Godot’s British premiere was staged in 1955 in a production directed by Peter Hall at London’s Arts Theatre....
One of the key components of J.R.R. Tolkien’s (1892–1973) three volume fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings is the map of...
William Ross Ashby (1903-1972) was a pioneer in cybernetics – the study of the control of human and animal systems by te...
The first of these black and white photographs shows the novelist J G Ballard as a student at Cambridge University, in 1...