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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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  • 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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  • May222013
    Emma's tattoo

    Skin deep

    My paintings have, quite literally, been getting under the skin of two admirers of my work. I was sent photos…

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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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  • Jun142012

    Dr John Alexander Tomlinson: obituary

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    Plant pathologist, virologist, saviour of the British watercress industry, BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc My father, who died on Tuesday 12…

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  • Mar292012

    The death of Captain Robert Falcon Scott – 29 March 1912

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    In the 1960s space was the final frontier. But just 50 years earlier, the final frontier was the South Pole.…

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  • Oct022011

    The death of Marie Stopes – 2 October 1958

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    “I have some things to say about sex, which, so far as I am aware, have not yet been said…

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  • Jun142011
    Emmeline Pankhurst

    The death of Emmeline Pankhurst – 14 June 1928

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    Today, we remember one of the most important British women of the 20th century who died on this day, 1928.…

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