History

  • Feb032015
    johannes gutenberg

    The death of Johannes Gutenberg – 3 February 1468

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    Where would humanity be without the stone axe, the wheel, the plough, the compass and the steam engine? Likewise the…

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  • Oct142014

    The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest – 14 October 1066

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    The British Isles has a long history of invaders: Angles, Danes, Saxons, Vikings. But on the 28 September 1066, when…

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  • May082014
    Paul Gauguin self portrait

    The death of Paul Gauguin – 8 May 1903

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    “In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of ‘revolutionary’; and it is…

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  • Dec172013
    Mohamed Bouazizi

    The self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi – 17 December 2010

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    What a magic carpet ride it was for our brothers and sisters in North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt’s…

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  • Dec122013
    greenham common women

    Greenham Common Peace Women ‘Embrace the Base’

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    A cold day in the Cold War The 12th December 1982 was cold. Not really the kind of day to…

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  • Dec022013

    The death of Hernán Cortés – 2 December 1547

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    “He came dancing across the water with his galleons and guns, Looking for the new world in that palace in…

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  • Sep302013
    Acapulco teapot

    Magic portal teapot

    A visit to the Santiago house of poet Pablo Neruda. Known as the Chilean ‘Shakespeare’ and revered as that nation’s…

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  • Jul112013
    To Kill A Mockingbird

    Harper Lee publishes To Kill A Mockingbird – 11 July 1960

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    “…Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”…

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  • Oct192012

    Edward Lear – bird artist

    Today we visited the Happy Birthday Edward Lear exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford. Edward Lear is best known for…

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  • Jul052012
    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and the first photograph

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     Look at the camera and say ‘cheese’ and ‘thank you’ to Joseph Nicéphore Niépce who died on this day in…

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