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Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month: January 2015

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:26:39 +0000

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. The Grant Museum proudly brings to you, the monthly blog series nobody is talking about. The underwhelmingest fossil fish. Occasional photos of the reverse of fossils. The underwhelming fossil fish of the month! This month, as with every month we’ve got exclusive content right here for […]

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Curt Herzstark and a remarkable machine.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:30 +0000

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Soviet soldiers. To mark this I thought I would discuss an object from UCL’s collections with a pretty remarkable story. This object not only saved the life of its inventor, but also allowed him to save the lives of others at […]

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Specimen of the Week 172

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:30:46 +0000

It’s that time of year when the Christmas tree has been taken down, gifts have been put away, and all holiday food finally consumed. Folk head back to work, kids return to school and everyone gets on with the business of the new year. However, for the young (and young-at-heart) January is prime time for […]

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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