50 years after the Sexual Offences Act 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales, the British Library'sGay
And all thanks to an eagle-eyed curator.
A book that was stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust has been finally reunited with its rightful owner by the British
People often say to me "how did you succeed at anything with no education"? Well the secret is I didn't. I was educated, but
Close your eyes for a minute. Think of a favourite place on the coast. Tune into your memory sound bank and start to imagine the sounds that fill the airwaves. It could be the sounds from the days spent at the coast as a kid when the day felt like it would never end. Or it might be a trip to a seabird colony clinging to the cliffs and creating an intense wall of sound.
I was pleased to be among the few hundred people that gathered in the Camden Centre for Stand Up and Spit: The Big One, which
The British Library have made the entire archive of the landmark feminist magazine, Spare Rib, available online. The magazine
The success of virtual companies that thrive via remote working means the traditional office has had its day. Yet just because
The four surviving copies of Magna Carta have been united in London for the first time. The document - one of the first steps
For newly launched businesses, keeping control of finances is a necessity and those that act nonchalantly about expenses will often pay the price later down the line. Many start ups fall into the mistake of taking on too many overheads...
When I first tried to contact John, it was Beverly who answered my emails. She set up an initial phone conversation with John, and then took the lead. Later the same year, I met Beverly and John in person at the LRB bookshop for a reading.
For many entrepreneurs, launching a business can be the most exciting time. Putting so much effort into your ideas and seeing them take form is a great achievement. However, I have spoken to a lot of startups in the past that feel as though they have reached the finish line by simply getting their business off the ground. In reality, this is when the hard work really begins.
The great wonder of the British Library is that our vaults hold not only original literary texts, but the contextual materials that help today's readers place those works in the moment of their writing, and track responses to them over the years.
Like many people gathered at the St Pancras Hotel last week for the inaugural Folio Prize awards, I was delighted when Lavinia Greenlaw, chair of the Jury, announced George Saunders as the winner.
J.G. Ballard's papers were exhibited last year in the British Library's Writing Britain summer exhibition, part of the Cultural Olympiad, and are available to researchers in the Library.
The British Library has announced the 1863 FA Minute Book, valued at £2.5 million, forms the centrepiece of its first ever
An author researching Shakespeare at the British Library was surprised to find a new online filter had blocked Hamlet for
Building a competitive higher education system is a focus for many parts of the Middle East. But developing an educative infrastructure takes time, even with significant and shrewd investment.
At the talk, Trevor Beattie, responsible for French Connection's notorious FCUK advertising campaigns, remarked that the secret to success is being constantly curious, "we should be childlike but not childish and in a constant state of wonderment."
I'm on my way to Africa Writes, the second annual Royal African Society literature and book festival, and I'm intrigued. First by its title which I find assertive and common sensical: of course a continent, of now 54 nations, writes!