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23-Mar-2017
MAJOR EXHIBITION IN 2018 TO EXPLORE JRR TOLKIEN'S VAST CREATIVE GENIUSFor the first time since the 1950s, an unprecedented array of Tolkien materials from the UK and the USA will be reunited in Oxford and displayed together in this seminal exhibition. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will feature Image of Bilbo comes to the huts of the Raft-elves, MS. Tolkien Drawings 29, copyright the Tolkien Estate Limited 1937manuscripts, artwork, maps, letters and artefacts from the Bodleian's
23-Mar-2017
RESTORED CHIMNEY MAP ON DISPLAY FOR FIRST TIME A disintegrating antique map, found during building work on a house in Aberdeenshire, is being put on public show after complex restoration work at the National Library of Scotland. The near-ruined 17th century map was delivered to the Library bundled up in a plastic sack but, after painstaking work carried out over several months, the fascinating detail it contains is once more revealed.See more at: http://www.nls.uk/news/press/2017/03/
23-Mar-2017
HENRIETTA LISTON'S JOURNALS ONLINEThe remarkable story of how a Scottish diplomat and his wife helped to forge one of the first examples of the 'special relationship' between the governments of Britain and the United States is being told at the National Library of Scotland.In 1796, only 13 years after the two nations fought against each other in the War of Independence, Henrietta Liston arrived in Philadelphia with her husband, Robert, who had just been appointed British Minister to
03-Mar-2017
STORIES OF THE SAINTS Once a year on St David’s Day, the 1st of March, we remember our patron saint and the early Christian heritage of Wales. St David however is only one of the saints whose traditions still populate the landscape of Wales in place-names, church dedications and holy wells. From St Fagans to Llandudno, St Davids to Pennant Melangell, the names of saints are bound up with the very fabric of the country.Over the past four years, The Cult of Saints in Wales research
03-Mar-2017
FALLEN POETS: EDWARD THOMAS & HEDD WYN  One hundred years ago two poets were killed in battle during the Great War: Hedd Wyn and Edward Thomas.  Born over fifteen years and two hundred miles apart, they are connected by Wales, poetry, nature and the War.  Hedd Wyn is known as the ‘Poet of the Black Chair’ after he posthumously won the chair at the Birkenhead National Eisteddfod for his ode ‘Yr Arwr’.  Edward Thomas is often referred to as one
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