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Murder in the Theatre

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:06:34 +0000

Greek plays seem to be having resurgence across Britain. The National’s Medea has only just come off and the Old Vic are hosting Electra, both tragedies with a lot of deaths and political commentary. Given their morbid tone why are they so popular? With modern attention spans dwindling perhaps their short punchy nature appeals over […]

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Ask a Curator day 2014

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:24:42 +0000

  On Wednesday 17th September UCL Museums will be taking part in the Ask A Curator Day event on twitter. This event is growing year on year, and at the time of writing, this week’s event has 520 museums taking part from 36 countries. We know that asking a question in a museum can sometimes […]

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Specimen of the Week: Week 153

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:37:53 +0000

As a scientist, with Vulcan-like levelheadedness, my outlook on the natural world is totally free of emotion. My interactions with it are purely perfunctory, in order to amass and analyse cold data, motivated solely by the advancement of scientific understanding of solid facts. The world is only there to be databased. It is irrelevant whether […]

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