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Religious unbelief in the life of Professor Sir Fred Holliday

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Paul Merchant examines the state of 'religious unbelief' held by Professor Sir Fred Holliday [1935-2016], marine biologist, founding Chairman of Northumbrian Water, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of the University of Durham, and Director of Shell and of British Rail

Manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms online

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The British Library holds the world’s most important collections of books made or owned in England between the eclipse of Roman Britain and the Norman Conquest of 1066. These books and documents contain crucial evidence for the development of society,...

Václav Hübschmann’s satirical illustrations in the magazine Kopřivy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Humour and satire played an important role during the First World War and in recent research have been called “the art of survival” (as in Libby Murphy’s 2016 study). Jaroslav Hašek’s comic masterpiece The Adventures of The Good Soldier Švejk,...

Black History Month - The Gold Coast Police Band

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

By Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music For Black History month in previous years I have highlighted the career and work of classical musicians such as Dean Dixon and Cullen Maiden. While considering people for this year’s blog, I received...

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