Welcome to the Heritage Open Days blog!
Here we’ll take you behind the scenes of running this amazing festival and introduce you to some friends along the way.
Manchester’s Fight for Freedom: The John Rylands Library and the Peterloo Massacre
SNEAK PREVIEW! Next week a fascinating and deeply moving exhibition will open at the stunning John Rylands Library in Manchester. Drawing on their collection, it marks….
First 100 Years: celebrating the centenary of women in law
What's the first thing you notice in this picture? It was taken in 1982 at an event by an international law firm based in London, and its stiking gender imbalance….
Take 5 with the team
We promised you some behind the scenes updates on this blog so grab a cuppa and a cookie, here’s 5 things we’ve been working on this month 1. Checking the….
Curious Collections of the National Trust
A wooden pet, a grenade that looks like a perfume bottle and a prosthetic leg for dancing - not what immediately comes to mind when I think of things the….
People Power – making the internet better!
Last week we co-hosted our first wikithon. That’s a workshop where anyone, including digital dinosaurs like me, can learn how and go on to actually edit Wikipedia….
New year resolutions
Yep, it's that time. We're back from the festive break and swinging into gear for our bright, birthday year. We've set some New Year resolutions to guide….
HODs Quiz of the Year
Sharpen your wits and pencils – it’s quiz time! One of the things l love most this time of year is the bumper selection of crosswords and quizzes. My family….
Collections by Candlelight – the awesome archives of the Royal Society
Science, candles and dance in an archive? – Sounds like an interesting, and potentially explosive combination! Yes I did a double take too when I saw the leaflet for….
Read All About It!
All publicity is good publicity, isn’t that how the saying goes? Perhaps it might be more accurate to say that all publicity is hard-won publicity – in….