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  • Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…

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  • Dryden Goodwin and John Berger: Lives of Looking - 27 May 2015

    Today’s guest blog is by writer Tom Overton. He explores the links between Dryden Goodwin’s Unseen: Lives of Looking and the work of John Berger. Dryden Goodwin’s Unseen: The Lives of Looking is a filmed series of three portraits, connected by the idea of drawing as a repetitive act that...

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    Here is the next in our occasional series of guest bloggers… Catherine Beck is a doctoral student looking at the recently acquired papers of Admiral John Markham. This is the first of three of Catherine’s posts, so plenty more to come! Officers in the Georgian Navy relied upon the patronage...

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