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Let’s talk about the science of belief

Image: Étienne Delaune (c. 1518–1583), Plate 14 from the series The Genesis showing the building of the Tower of Babel. Engraving, 1550–1572. © The Trustees of the British Museum Ahead of their sell-out live discussion at the British Museum on 26 January scientists Sir Colin Blakemore and Professor Tom McLeish, examine what the cognitive impetus which drove the emergence […]

Heritage, culture, knowledge (some missing!) and cutting-edge technology

Dr Jim Walsh on the missing bronze bust of Moncure Conway at Conway Hall, home to the UK’s only ethical society, and its 3D replacement. In 1929, Conway Hall was unveiled with a niche in the foyer, this niche was designed to display a revered piece of artwork; a bronze bust of Dr Moncure Conway (1832–1907), celebrated writer, […]

Invoking Nello: a conversation on CLR James

American geographer, author and travel writer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro takes Adom Philogene Heron on a journey through the Caribbean while discussing his new book, Island People, and the late CLR James whose personal papers are housed in Senate House Library.   Share this article:

Introducing the Caribbean Collections Project

Caribbeanist anthropologist Dr Adom Philogene Heron, who is curating a review of the Caribbean studies holdings held by Senate House Library (SHL) and the libraries of the Institute of Historical Research and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, offers an introduction to The Caribbean Collection Project and SHL’s rich holdings in kinship and gender, his areas […]

The Gerald Durrell legacy: my career and other animals

Image: Pair of Orangutans in Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey, Channel Islands  The Durrells, the ITV series based on the late Gerald Durrell’s book: My Family and Other Animals, is now in its second year. Professor Keith Somerville, a recently appointed member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, explores the […]

Going for gold: Trump, Louis XIV and interior design

Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles: ©Avillfoto / Shutterstock Yellow-gold swagged curtains, glimpsed in the first pictures from the Trump administration’s official duties in the Oval Office, have fuelled speculation over whether America’s new president will bring his signature taste in interior design to the White House. Robert Wellington, lecturer in art history and visual culture at […]