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Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, leaving others to ramble on (or, even better, write snappily and coherently) … Continue reading

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A List of Women Scientists

Today, 14 October, has been declared Ada Lovelace Day, ‘an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths’, named after Lord Byron‘s daughter, later countess of Lovelace, and a renowned mathematician. We have not yet reissued … Continue reading

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A List of Books by Scots

On this momentous day, I thought it appropriate to list some of our Scots authors, who, whether published north or south of the border, have contributed so much to the intellectual life of Great Britain.

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A List Of Irish Writers

With the state visit to the United Kingdom of Irish President Michael D. Higgins, it seemed a good moment to look at the Irish writers featured so far in the Cambridge Library Collection. They are listed below in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

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God Bless The Earl Of Bridgewater!

The name ‘Bridgewater’ is most likely to bring to mind the third duke (1736–1803), whose canal-building activities (begun, apparently, when he decided to retire to his estates, having been crossed in love) kick-started the Industrial Revolution in the north of … Continue reading

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