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Survey of the River Euphrates

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Growing interest in natural sciences in the 19th century resulted in the establishment of many scholarly societies devoted to the study and promotion of the advancement of specific disciplines, particularly geography. At this time military surveys were recognised as an...

A rebus puzzle

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

During the last few months you’ve probably puzzled over at least one emoji quiz, one of many inventive online distractions people are sharing to while away the time during lock-down. These quizzes have something in common with the 'rebus' –...

Explore the British Library from your home

Monday, June 1, 2020

As a web editor, I’m normally in my element with my head buried deep in digital content from all corners of the Library. Two months into working from home, though, and I’m really missing the BL buzz. The soothing sounds...

Recording of the week: Herrings' heads

Monday, June 1, 2020

This week's selection comes from Harriet Roden, Digital Learning Content Developer for Unlocking our Sound Heritage. Johnny Doughty was always singing songs about the sea and the shore. Born in 1903, he grew up in a fishing family in Brighton,...

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