Introducing…Historic Pools of Britain
Lovers of lidos - rejoice! A new guide is being launched this weekend, highlighting our outstanding outdoor pools. As I have fond childhood memories of splashing….
Wellcome Collection – a library for the incurably curious
The Wellcome Collection has been a source of intrigue and delight for me for many years. Through it I've discovered fascinating things from Mexican miracle paintings….
A cuppa with a Craftivist – in conversation with Sarah Corbett
When the world seems particularly grey, daydreaming provides an escape… but it can also be the spark which starts something that changes worlds, be….
Gentleman Jack and Shibden Hall
If you haven’t heard of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall (aka Gentleman Jack) then you’re missing a treat of a tale. The BBC is about to air a new series….
The RSA - a coffeehouse for the common good
I recently discovered the ultimate coffeehouse down the road from our office. An 'Enlightenment' coffeehouse - a place designed to incubate ideas….
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 striking gender….
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….
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….