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The European conquest of the Canary Islands

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Europe and the Sea, a new exhibition in Berlin, explores the fundamental role played by the sea in the history and development of Europe. On loan to the exhibition is a British Library manuscript describing an expedition by two French...

Women, Engineering and British Politics

Friday, June 22, 2018

To mark International Women in Engineering Day 2018 Dr Sally Horrocks explores the British Library oral history collections to see what they tell us about women whose careers involved both engineering and parliamentary politics.

Introducing the Women of Windrush

Friday, June 22, 2018

Guyana-born writer and teacher Beryl Gilroy with her pupils, image courtesy of the Estate of Beryl Gilroy. On Monday 25 June the British Library in association with Wasafiri, the Magazine of International Contemporary writing, will be hosting Windrush Women: Past...

Tracking down Tamás

Friday, June 22, 2018

By Jonathan Summers, Curator of Classical Music Tamás Vásáry at the Hotel Gellert restaurant (photo by Jonathan Summers) Save our Sounds is the British Library’s programme to preserve the nation’s sound heritage. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, many collections...

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