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The Daily Talk [Monocle] - newspaper circulation 1

A newspaper which has only one copy - on a chalk board. The Daily Talk [Monocle] thanks, Madina for the link!

Get your stories in the news — Media Trust

This looks like a really useful resources for small museums trying to get their stuff in the news Get your stories in the news — Media Trust

UCL Centre for Museums, Heritage & Material Culture Studies

Information on a series of films about Museums and Heritage at UCL from Feb 23rd - 23 March UCL Centre for Museums, Heritage & Material Culture Studies

recorder pens -

This product may provide an interesting method of using sound in a museum. see my earlier post Mantra Lingua�::�Books�::�Software�::�RecorderPEN

Medieval Southwark lecture - Wed 24th Feb

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'SAYNTE GEORGE IN SUTHWERKE': PARISH AND PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE AGES - LECTURE BY REVD TONY LUCAS Wednesday 24 February 7.45pm at Time & Talents, St Marychurch Street SE16; £1.50 Revd Tony Lucas was rector of St George the Martyr, Southwark, from 1991 to 2006 and recently retired after 40 years as an Anglican clergyman. Between Prison and Palace, his book on the pre-Reformation history of that parish, was published in 2004. He now lives in Bermondsey. A Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Group event. Info & map: http://www.SE16.com/whatson/ event/184 If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: kpflude@chr.org.uk -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Cycle ride London to Essex

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Saturday we cycled from Hackney to Horndon- on the hill near Stanford le hope c through the Olympic Park down the Greenway to Plaistow. then through horrible depressing bits of Essex along the Al3. It makes Bntain look as if it were in a depression - except this is clearly not a recent effect. Quite good bike lanes however-some shared with pedestrians which works because no one walks along these roads. Deserted of people. Run down, gloomy, depressing. Then on to A1036 which is worst for cyclists as Cars drive along it at speed. But we made fast time. only getting lost once when bike Lane died at a horrible mall guarded by police because of a murder of a lad last night. We stopped at the Albion Pub very Essex for late lunch. At m25 we turned off to Aveley and 0rsett where it thank. orsett is guile pretty -lovely Church, thatched Cottages-begins to get pretty. Horndon has a lovely centre with medieval market building and historic pubs. We are booked into the Bell Inn timber frame

"Wikipedia at the Old Operating Theatre Museum

"Wikipedia at the Old Operating Theatre Museum On Sunday 28th February, the Museum is encouraging visitors to come and take interesting photographs of the Museum and the displays and to upload these to wikipedia. Details of the project and uploading can be found click here: or visit http://www.britainloveswikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page We are also hoping visitors and supporters will update the wikipedia page which can be found here:

Interesting London based lectures

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 Here are some, I think, quite interesting lectures kevin * Canaletto - Grand Designs (The Museum of London)   How was Canaletto received in 18th Century London and what art did he do there?   on Monday, 8 March at 13:00:00   More details: http://www.lecturelist.org/ content/view_lecture/7576? mail=y  * UCL Lunch Hour Lecture (UCL)   The end of Roman Britain: what ended, when and why?  Dr Andrew Gardner (UCL Institute of Archaeology)   on Tuesday, 9 March at 13:15:00   More details: http://www.lecturelist.org/ content/view_lecture/7557? mail=y  * Robert Hooke, Micrographia, and experimental physiology in the early Royal Society (Hunterian Museum, London)   Number one of a series of evening talks at the Hunterian Museum on the connections between microscopy and medicine.   on Wednesday, 10 March at 19:00:00   More details: http://www.lecturelist.org/ content/view_lecture/7672? mail=y  * Town and Crown: Why London never became an imperial capital (The Museum of London)

All-day ‘fireworks’ display coming to Clink Street railway arch

Southwark council has agreed to installation of all day fireworks in Clink Street - part of their plans to improve the many tunnels under the railways in Southwark All-day ‘fireworks’ display coming to Clink Street railway arch [11 February 2010]

Smellie and Hunter - were they Burkers?

This research suggests that William Smellie and William Hunter, influential surgeons of the Georgian period may have been involved in murders to get their subjects for anatomy. The Emperor's new clothes -- Shelton 103 (2): 46 -- JRSM

Hans Sloane Web site

This is the 350 anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane - founder of the British Museum, and populariser of milk chocolate. The Museum is currently undertaking a series of events on Sir Hans Sloane and Chocolate zero

Museum of London Walks

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Here are a couple of upcoming Museum of London Walks   Sat 17th April 2.00pm  £8  Royal Mint to Tobacco Dock Fri 20th April 2pm £8 London's Bodies  £6.50   Advanced booking required 020 7001 9844   Kevin       If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: kpflude@chr.org.uk -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Freeplay Music: Search Production Music Library

This is a good royalty free music library Freeplay Music: Search Production Music Library

This Sunday (Valentine's Day) Private view at the Old Operating Theatre Museum

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Just to remind you that on Sunday at 6pm - 8pm at the Old Operating Theatre Museum we are celebrating the launch of our Sir Hans Sloane and Chocolate Season.   We would like you to come along and join us in a glass of wine and a taste of chocolate! As we have a limit ot 60 people it would help if you RSVP'd with an email to curator@thegarret.org.uk   Kevin Flude   THE ODYSSEY OF CHOCOLATE In collaboration with the Royal Society's Local Heroes   LOCAL HEROES See further with the Royal Society in 2010 - celebrate 350 years of excellence in science   SIR HANS SLOANE &   THE ODYSSEY OF CHOCOLATE   The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret is celebrating the 350 year anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane, an entrepreneur, physician, philanthropist, botanist ...and a chocolate lover.   This is a list of the events:   EVENTS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES:   Sir Hans Sloane: The Odyssey of Chocolate Workshop   Discover the

I-tours of the City - Museum of the Phantom City

Project for tours using iphone in New York - the thought is that the iphone can replace the “technologically primitive … 19th-century forms of the plaque and the guidebook' this one also gives tours of the City not as it is but as it might have been. Review: Museum of the Phantom City | ICON MAGAZINE ONLINE : "call the “technologically primitive … 19th-century forms of the plaque and the guidebook" Link given to me by Jonathan.

Bikes and Trains

Had a real problem trying to get to Worcester with a bike - both Paddington and Euston lines have no space for a bike. Not on any train I can get that day and still do my lecturing. Really, really annoying as bikes and trains go so well together.

walkit.com — London walking directions from hackney to islington

The walking planner site has had a bit of an upgrade - works quite well as long as you do not choose the direct route! walkit.com — London walking directions from hackney to islington

Upcoming lectures

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 I thought these might be of interest:   * Foreign Artists in 16th Century London (The Museum of London)   Investigating why the likes of Hans Holbein chose to work in London in the 16th Century.   on Monday, 1 March at 13:00:00   More details: http://www.lecturelist.org/ content/view_lecture/7539? mail=y    * The History We've Forgotten: Diplomacy and the Biography of Henry VIII (Queen Mary, University of London)   Seminar speaker: David Starkey   on Thursday, 4 March at 18:30:00   More details: http://www.lecturelist.org/ content/view_lecture/7734? mail=y   Kevin   If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: kpflude@chr.org.uk -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Tories want a US style philantropy culture for UK Museums

The Tories, according to Salon IFA are hoping to move UK museums into a US style culture dependent upon charity rather than public funding. Salon 227 reports: 'No quick fix for arts funding An incoming Conservative Government would introduce a ‘mixed economy’ for museums, according to speeches made recently by Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. ‘We want to lay the foundations of an American philanthropy culture’, he told a recent ‘State of the Arts’ conference: ‘We would offer five years of funding in return for a commitment to build up endowments, so developing a philanthropy culture.’ Museum and gallery directors have received the idea with caution, warning that ‘it doesn’t take five years to build up endowments; it takes twenty to thirty years of sustained effort and investment’. Arts and Business, which acts as a marriage broker between business sponsors and needy arts organisations, warned that there has been a 7 per cent fall in private investment in arts in the UK thi

Problems for small Museums in recession

Salon IFA 227 reports closures and threats to various museums - particularly shocking is the threat to the Butchery Road museum in Canterbury. 'Further gloomy news is emerging from the museums sector, where national museums and galleries, such as the British Museum and the Royal Academy, are attracting record numbers of visitors, but smaller museums are under threat, principally from local authority spending cuts, though the diversion of Heritage Lottery Funds into the Olympics is also being blamed for a shortage of funds for the sector. Museums are responding by reducing opening hours (Glasgow Council plans to shut five museums on Mondays to help save £60m, Bournemouth’s Russell-Cotes Art Gallery is considering winter closure to save £79,000 and Brighton’s Booth Museum of Natural History is contemplating a three-and-a-half-day week as part of the council’s £8m savings package), by selling assets (the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro is planning to sell two paintings to raise £3m),

Unterschenkel-Amputation film 1903

The Old Operating Theatre Museum showed, by courtesy of the Wellcome Library, the short film called Unterschenkel. This is a film of a amputation of the leg. Unterschenkel-Amputation Wellcome Library Catalogue - search results for 'b1557442' : "Unterschenkel-Amputation"

London in Colour 1927 - early film

This is a great little film on London in the twenties - seems surreal being in colour. YouTube - The Open Road London (1927)

Marqu�s de Riscal

A particularly nice white wine - aromatic, zingy, very drinkable - Marqu�s de Riscal

London and the War of the Roses Walk

The War of the Roses Walk went very well - the key being to make it a portrait of London during the War of the Roses rather than a narrative of the War itself. Much room for improvement - it needs more site specific research and need a war to intergrate the events of the War better but otherwise I really enjoyed the research and improvising on my existing Medieval knowledge. The Route was: Newgate St Paternoster Square St Pauls Cross St Pauls Ludgate Creed Lane Carter Street Baynards Castle St Andrews by the Wardrobe Blackfriars Apothecaries Hall Heralds - site of Derby House College Hill Dowgate Hill Steelyard Walbrook Bucklesbury Poultry Old Jewry Ironmonger Lane Guildhall St Michael's Paternoster

Gordon Young - typographic visual artist

Public sculptures by Gordon Young - many are megalithic and most have a typographic element. Gordon Young Fernando gave me this link