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The front cover of the 1894 edition of Cookery for Seamen

11 September 2020

In this blog we highlight a little cookery book which provides a glimpse into the types of meals eaten at sea in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign and which also reflects the change in status of ships’ cooks.

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10 September 2020

While Mars may be the planet that springs to mind when there are discussions of possible alien life in our Solar System, a publication on the discovery of a rare gas (phosphine) in Venus’ atmosphere may mean that there is more than one planet that possesses the potential for life.

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8 September 2020

Our team at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre were so influenced by this years Heritage Open Days theme of ‘Hidden Nature’ that they used it as inspiration for the creation of a new community garden.

The Dreadnought, 104 Guns, until recently lying off Greenwich

3 September 2020

In this blog we take a look at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded collaborative research project titled HMS NHS: The Nautical Health Service and the importance of digital and online volunteer projects to make Archive and Library records more widely accessible to the public.

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24 August 2020

In this blog we look at what distinguishes archives from museums and libraries – and it’s not just about what they collect.

Night sky highlights - September 2020

24 August 2020
Discover what to see in the night sky in September 2020 including the planet Neptune and some deep sky objects. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer, with...

International Slavery Remembrance Day 2019

11 August 2020

Ethno Vox are an award winning singer and choir director team, who run community choirs, groups and workshops across the UK. We spoke to them about International Slavery Remembrance Day. 

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10 August 2020

In this blog we look at a personal journal written by the Reverend William Henry Vyvyan, which details a two-week voyage off the French coast in July 1780 on board His Majesty’s ship Nonsuch (RMG reference: JOD/23).

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3 August 2020

Over Christmas 2019, the Caird Library closed its doors to the public for its annual Collections Work Week, which allows staff time away from their public roles to work behind the scenes with the collections. This year, the Manuscripts team focussed on opening up the catalogue of one of our largest business collections: the Shipbuilders and Repairers National Association (SRNA).

Night sky highlights - August 2020

29 July 2020

Discover what to see in the night sky in August 2020 including the Perseids meteor shower.

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