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Recording of the week: Peter Blake remembers the Royal College of Art

Monday, March 25, 2019

This week's selection comes from Camille Johnston, Oral History Assistant Archivist. This week we’re travelling back to 1950s London, where a young Peter Blake was learning to draw. Peter Blake is an English Pop artist who famously co-created the cover...

Save UK Published Google + Accounts Now!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The fragility of social media data was highlighted recently when Myspace deleted (by accident) user’s audio and video files without warning. This almost certainly resulted in the loss of many unique and original pieces of work. This is another example...

World Poetry Day – listen to new readings from Michael Marks Awards

Thursday, March 21, 2019

To celebrate World Poetry Day, and 10 years of the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets, we have added four new readings to our Michael Marks playlist. The judges and shortlisted poets and publishers for 2018 Michael Marks Awards. Photograph...

Telephone Map of India 1934

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The files of the India Office contain many different kinds of maps of pre-1947 India, which give a fascinating visual representation of different aspects of the country. One striking example is a telephone map of India from 1934, showing projects...

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