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Beatrix Potter – 150th Anniversary

Beatrix Potter – 150th Anniversary

  Iconic fictional characters of childhood can be attributed to the creativity of Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of the late 19th – early 20th century.       Adult and child alike will be familiar with the mischievous protagonist that is Peter Rabbit; a story which after several rejections was published by Beatrix herself, printing […]

Sherry in the filing-cabinet – and as for the milk-jug …

Sherry in the filing-cabinet – and as for the milk-jug …

Our current exhibition from the Special Collections, ‘”Strangers in the Land”? Impressions of India’, explores the attitudes and reactions of the British in India, from the early 17th century to the turn of the 20th, and the repercussions of a complex and fascinating relationship on the cultures of both countries.  Many of the items displayed […]

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