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Weekly Dante readings begin today – Mondays 6pm

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:31:19 +0000

Readings from Dante’s Divine Comedy in English and Italian Mondays 6-7.30pm, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square (Admission free) Is a passage from Dante’s Inferno just what you feel like after a day’s work on a Monday? Or have you always wanted to know what all the fuss was about? Today you can find out, for free, at 6pm […]


Gone but not forgotten: Fred Bearman, Preservation Librarian

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:42:19 +0000

The moving piece below was written jointly by Fred’s partner, Fred himself, and Tabitha Tuckett, and has been made available for us to share here, along with the image. Fred Bearman (13 December 1949 – 11 December 2016) Fred Bearman was a leading educator in rare books and archives who, in a remarkable career that spanned half a century, […]


A typical school? Introducing undergraduates to the archive

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:11:31 +0000

What was a typical school in 1914? In a two-hour “Introduction to Archives” session earlier this term, first year students from the Education Studies BA at UCL Institute of Education studied a range of documents from the IOE Archives, to see what they could discover about schools in Britain before and after World War One. […]


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