Tag: biographies

Engineer of the week: Brunel

Born 9 April 1806 in Portsmouth to a French engineer who had fled the French revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was educated in  cutting edge engineering practices in both England and in France.  Starting work for his father, Brunel rapidly began

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/03/2014

I love looking at the things on the new books display, so I thought I would select one to share with you – Eileen Gray: Her Life and Work by Peter Adam.  Eileen Gray is celebrated as a pioneer of

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Queen Victoria’s Journals

The Royal Archives, Bodleian Libraries and Proquest have teamed up to make Queen Victoria’s Journals free accessibly online for the first time. It seems appropriate in the Diamond Jubilee year of our own Queen that these wonderful documents are being

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Dickens’ Birthday

It’s the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birthday today – even Google is celebrating with one of their occasional doodles (see below). We won’t try to link to all the free versions of Dickens’ books which you can download for

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The Galileo Project

A source of information on Galileo for “all ages and levels of expertise”.  If you weren’t well up on the man, this site will change that: http://galileo.rice.edu/index.html

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