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….
Introducing… Sharing Repton: Historic Landscapes for All
This year The Gardens Trust are leading an inspiring project piloting ways to engage new people with the wonders of our gardens and landscape history. I've been….
A Tale for Halloween
The nights are drawing in, and as All Hallows Eve approaches it is time to settle by the fireside for a scary yarn or two. To tell such tales who better than Siân….
Liverpool: Capital of Culture 10 years on
It’s a special year for one of our brightest hubs - 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Liverpool's year as Capital of Culture. A perfect time to….