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A Stray Sumerian Tablet

On the 13th of March 2018, the Cambridge University Library published their findings on a Sumerian Tablet, their oldest written document. The ...

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The Alchemy of Colour

From arsenic to mercury, blackened bones to beetles, The John Rylands Library’s new exhibition The Alchemy of Colour explores the curious recipes ...

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Complacent like me? Read 'The Autobiography of an Ex-coloured Man'

Have you ever had an epiphany? I think I’ve just had one, and it has made me realize that I need more. Badly. ...

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A Stray Sumerian Tablet

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 1
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The Alchemy of Colour

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 2
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Complacent like me? Read 'The Autobiography of an

Posted on Mar 13, 2018 3
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A Stray Sumerian Tablet

Cambridge University Library published their findings on a Sumerian Tablet, their oldest written document, dating back 4,200 years

Photo: The John Rylands Library

The Alchemy of Colour

Who says books can’t be works of art?

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Complacent like me? Read ‘The Autobiography of an Ex-coloured Man’

After reading James Weldon Johnson’s 1912 book, Margherita Concina gives her thoughts on race and politics

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The Library of the Future

100 acclaimed authors will each write one piece over the next 100 years for a literary time capsule, to remain unpublished until the 22nd Century

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Dolly Parton donates 100 millionth book to children

Dolly Parton’s ‘Imagination Library’ reached a stunning milestone on Tuesday

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Hunter S. Thompson – in memoriam

“Where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught”

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Seven audiobooks worth a listen

A different way to enjoy literature

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The rise of the audiobook

Books have never sounded better, and they’re here to stay

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Manchester named UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester follows in the proud footsteps of Dublin, Baghdad, Barcelona and Reykjavik

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An anthology of comics about 2017’s most unlikely superhero

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What I learnt from starting a literary journal

As we near Foxglove’s first birthday, Elizabeth Gibson calls on young writers to persue their dreams

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Dancing in Damascus: an evening with Miriam Cooke

Renowned author and Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University spoke about the importance of art in a revolution