Feed the Mind

Visitor looking at the collection items

Inspiring lunchtime talks

From postcolonial stamps to Ethiopian magic, this series of inspiring talks explores the diversity of collaborative research taking place at the British Library. 

Hear from our resident researchers and collaborative doctoral students as they reveal their encounters with unusual and fascinating material in the British Library collections and discuss how their discoveries have informed their research. 

There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion, all in the space of your lunch break. Please bring your packed lunch. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.

Series events

Tanzanian stamp
Talks and Discussions

Stamps, Independence and Postcolonial Future

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Image of Edward the Confessor, from Matthew Paris’s Chronicles of England, made c. 1255-1259 (Cotton MS Claudius D VI, f. 8v)
Talks and Discussions

Secrets of the Earliest Surviving English Seal

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Maynard Smith
Talks and Discussions

Evolutionist Maynard Smith on Science and Religion

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Talks and Discussions

Divination, Medicine and Talismans: Ethiopian Magic

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