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Dragons of Arabia

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:43:32 +0000

Yours truly recently trotted off to the British Museum to see the new Ming Exhibition the other day. Given the varied reviews of Vikings, I was glad to see a new exhibition which was back on top form.   The collection Ming is perhaps the most famous Chinese Dynasty which¬†lasted nearly 300 years. Thanks to […]

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Boxing Clever

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:00:46 +0000

Dean Veall here. In my role as Learning Officer I am responsible for our exciting adult events programme, and I thought I would share our next event coming up this term, it’s the return of the brilliant Focus on the Positive. Focus on the Positive is an event developed by UCL’s Public Engagement Unit where […]

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First day with the sponges

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:07:25 +0000

Today I begin an artist-in-residency position at the Grant Museum of Zoology, funded by The Leverhulme Trust. I’ll be working with the Museum’s collection of deep-sea sponges, focusing in particular on their calcareous and glass sponges. These extraordinary animals (not plants, as the Museum’s founder Robert Grant discovered back in the nineteenth century) are composed […]

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UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK