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Administration/Government - Literature/Linguistics
15.02.2018
Literature/Linguistics - Education/Continuing Education
31.01.2018
Literature/Linguistics
21.12.2017
Tolkien’s magical letters and illustrations bring Father Christmas to life
Handwritten illustrated letters from Father Christmas written by the author JRR Tolkien to his four children give a touching insight into Tolkien's personal family life.
Literature/Linguistics - Event
12.12.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Astronomy
10.12.2017
The Billingford Hutch and the moonwort fern - a medieval mystery solved
The Billingford Hutch and the moonwort fern - a medieval mystery solved
A heavy oak chest in the Parker Library (Corpus Christi College) was used to store objects left as collateral for loans of money.
Literature/Linguistics - Mathematics
01.12.2017
Sir Isaac Newton's Cambridge papers added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register
Sir Isaac Newton’s Cambridge papers added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register
The Cambridge papers of Sir Isaac Newton, including early drafts and Newton's annotated copies of Principia Mathematica - a work that changed the history of science - have been added to UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register. Newton's papers are among the world's most important collections in the western scientific tradition and are one of the Library's most treasured collections.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
28.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Astronomy
24.11.2017
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
08.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
08.11.2017
Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation
Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation
A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial - one of only a handful known to have survived - has been recovered during the excavation of a roofed theatre in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy.
Literature/Linguistics
07.11.2017
New education project focuses on multilingualism in the UK
Baroness Jean Coussins, Chair of the APPG on Modern Languages, delivers a keynote at the launch event for our new Family Language Policy research project.
Literature/Linguistics
06.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
06.11.2017
Analysing new John Donne manuscript
King's academic analyses newly discovered John Donne manuscript A handwritten manuscript of a satirical social commentary on Jacobean England by the young John Donne has been found buried amongst hundreds of fragments of documents in a tin trunk at Westminster Abbey.
Religions - Literature/Linguistics
27.10.2017
The Reformation is remembered
The Reformation is remembered
The Reformation is famously traced to an event that took place in Germany 500 years ago and reverberated across Europe.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
26.10.2017
The man who tried to read all the books in the world
The man who tried to read all the books in the world
One man's quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the challenges of 'big data' and our reliance on search algorithms to make sense of it all.
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
26.10.2017
Finding the UK's favourite nature book
Finding the UK’s favourite nature book
Finding the UK's favourite nature book Which nature book is a real favourite? Or maybe inspired a life-long love of wildlife? The diversity and influence of nature writing has never been so great and
Literature/Linguistics
22.10.2017
Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, ' Properties of expanding universes' , has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world after being made accessible via the University of Cambridge's Open Access repository, Apollo.
Literature/Linguistics - Art and Design
18.10.2017
Work made collaboratively with Falklands War veterans comes to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Work made collaboratively with Falklands War veterans comes to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Work made collaboratively with Falklands War veterans comes to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts In a collaboratively created work with both British and Argentinian veterans from the Falkland
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
18.10.2017
Is it better to remember or forget? New seminar series launches on Friday
In a free, public event, the Sierra Leone-British novelist and journalist Aminatta Forna will discuss her search for the truth about the death of her father, and explore questions about commemoration.
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
11.10.2017
Rare Robert Burns collection in Braille presented to University of Glasgow
A rare Braille collection of the complete works of Robert Burns will today (Wednesday 11 October 2017) be presented to the University of Glasgow by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who had gifted them earlier to the local Irvine Burns Club.
Literature/Linguistics
02.10.2017
In pictures: Highlights from the Curiosity Carnival
Thousands of people turned out for the Curiosity Carnival - Oxford's biggest ever public engagement event - on Friday.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Literature/Linguistics
01.10.2017
Into the woods with Shakespeare
Into the woods with Shakespeare
The Shakespearean Forest reimagines the real forests that our greatest playwright evoked in his works. The final book of renowned scholar, Anne Barton, it explores the changeable and sometimes sinister presence of the forest in literature and culture.
Literature/Linguistics
29.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics
29.09.2017
Event - Literature/Linguistics
26.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
26.09.2017
Guided walks through literary London
Guided walks through literary London
London's literature has been shaped by generations of migrant writers. This autumn, join literary historian Dr Nadia Valman of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), for a series of new guided walks
Literature/Linguistics
25.09.2017
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.09.2017
Hidden history of sociable reading in 18th century homes
Abigail Williams, a Professor in the English Faculty and Fellow at St Peter's College, has written The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home .
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
20.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Life Sciences
19.09.2017
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
18.09.2017
Major History Series launched by the University of Glasgow
Scotland's leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
15.09.2017
100 Years of Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow
100 years ago the Department of Russian Studies opened at the University of Glasgow and today is the beginning of celebrations and events to mark this anniversary.
Mathematics - Literature/Linguistics
14.09.2017
Earliest recorded use of zero is centuries older than first thought
The concept and associated value of the mathematical symbol 'zero' is used the world over as a fundamental numerical pillar. However, its origin has until now been one of the field's greatest conundrums. Scientists from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries, have used carbon dating to trace the figure's origins to the famous ancient Indian scroll, the Bakhshali manuscript.
Literature/Linguistics
09.09.2017
Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
An innovative theatre project and a game app have been presented by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers at the British Science Festival as new ways to help teenagers with asthma.
Art and Design - Literature/Linguistics
06.09.2017
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music is identified as a key influence on great poets and novelists of the past century in a landmark book by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education).
Literature/Linguistics
01.09.2017
Collected Words: From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham
A new exhibition will showcase the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures that can be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.
Literature/Linguistics
31.08.2017
Food for thought as festival brings research to life
Food for thought as festival brings research to life
Members of the public are invited to experience community research first-hand at a special festival taking place on 14 September.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
30.08.2017
Where London's east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Where London’s east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Famed for its world-class universities, rich literary heritage, and wealth of museums, Bloomsbury has long been at the centre of London's intellectual and cultural life.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
29.08.2017
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
At a symposium next month (15 September 2017) academics, artists and ornithologists will share their responses to the work of 19th-century poet John Clare, whose patient and accurate observations of birds in field and hedgerow continue to astonish and inspire.
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