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Professor Kalwant Bhopal on social justice, exclusion and white privilege in universities

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Annual Equality Lecture with the British Sociological Association took place on 25 October 2018 ‘Education is a right, not a privilege’ (Kalwant Bhopal, 2018) On the 25 October this year the British Library and British Sociological Association were delighted...

The case of the two Simon Kaufmanns

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Upper cover and spine of Arthur Machen The Heptameron ([privately printed] 1886). C.188.a.398. Bookbinders, like artists, sometimes signed their work. This usually (but not always) makes life easier for the researcher. The newly acquired and stunning binding pictured above is...

In the depths of a wasp nest

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Wildlife & Environmental Sounds writes: The Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris) gets a pretty bad rap. We’re all in love with bees but, when it comes to wasps, we’re not so enamoured. To be fair, they don’t...

A case for the Society for the Protection of Women and Children

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

On 29 August 1864 Henry Wilkinson was brought before the magistrate at Clerkenwell Police Court charged with the wilful murder of his wife Eliza who had died the previous night. Henry was a stonemason’s labourer aged 29 and he lodged...

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