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Even More Magna Carta

A Church and a Cathedral As we’ve seen so far in my reviews of Magna Carta exhibitions, there are some common themes. A strong story emerges when institutions focus more on what they have (Society of Antiquaries, Hereford) than on trying … Continue reading

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More Magna Carta . . .

A Tale of Two Cathedrals  The Magna Carta trips keep coming . . . just like the numbers of copies themselves. There is no ‘original’ as such, only the four 1215 surviving ‘engrossments’ or original copies made simultaneously for contemporary … Continue reading

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The Magna Carta Peregrinations Continue

In this 800th anniversary year of Magna Carta, I have just been to a couple more of the the associated exhibitions, with the same friend each time (seeprevious post for review of Lincoln’s new display). I managed to catch the … Continue reading

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Access to History – The World of Magna Carta

Yesterday I visited the David P J Ross Magna Carta vault at Lincoln Castle – the new vault intended to display Magna Carta in a fitting home as a UNESCO Memory of the World document. I think that the building’s architects … Continue reading

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Subtitling Music

I’ve started with a contradiction in terms – and no, this post isn’t about subtitling song lyrics – that would be far too obvious. No, my theme tonight is quiz shows, namely two shows currently broadcast consecutively on BBC2 on Monday … Continue reading

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Kurt Jackson: River at the Horniman Museum, Christmas 2014

Kurt Jackson’s work captures a sense of place and of the essence of individual rivers: from the Thames, river of deep mud and slowly-moving history, to an path in Provence down an almost-dry riverbed, using both traditional media and multimedia installations. At … Continue reading

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End of Year Review!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – work stuff has zapped my energy a bit – but I’m feeling quite positive about 2015. After four and a half years, I’m still noticing new things happening – I took off like … Continue reading

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