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Pictures of Tower Bridge during construction found dumped in a skip | Mail Online

Amazing pictures Stripped down as you've never seen her: Pictures of Tower Bridge during construction found dumped in a skip | Mail Online

Free MP3 Audio Walking Tour of Bath - Jane Austen's Bath

Free MP3 Audio Walking Tour of Bath - Jane Austen's Bath

Free MP3 Audio Walking Tour of Bath - Jane Austen's Bath

Free MP3 Audio Walking Tour of Bath - Jane Austen's Bath

What Jane Austen Read

Article on the reading of Jane Austen Jane Austen Society - Northern California Region

Carriages in Jane Austen

Interesting article going into detail about the type of horse drawn carriages used in Jane Austen. Jane Austen Society - Northern California Region

Sex Pistols Graffiti discovered in Denmark Street

The discovery, behind a cupboard of Sex Pistols Graffitti in No 6 Denmark Street has caused small hissy fit amongst the smug. Of course they should be preserved, and what is wrong with archaeologists studying them? Anarchy in archaeology as Sex Pistols’ graffiti is rated alongside cave art - Telegraph

V2 rockets on London and surrounding counties - Google Maps

Great map of the V2 bombing of london V2 rockets on London and surrounding counties - Google Maps

Training and elearning for charities and non profits - KnowHow NonProfit's Study Zone

This is a good e-learning site for non-profits - quite reasonably priced for the sector. Training and elearning for charities and non profits - KnowHow NonProfit's Study Zone

Arts Council England confirms interim museum development funding | Museums Association

This seems like a really bad bit of planning to me - the hand over between ACE and the MLA seems to have been badly handled - a continues a long running farce started with the abolition of the Area Museum Services Arts Council England confirms interim museum development funding | Museums Association

Southwark News - Southwark - Home

Thieves have stolen the statue of Dr Alfred Salter, pioneer of the labour party and of public health from a bench in Rotherhithe Southwark News - Southwark - Home

Save the London Fire Brigade Museum - PetitionBuzz

Given the contribution of the London Fire Brigade and the wonderful building it occupies one wonders why on earth anyone would consider closing it! Save the London Fire Brigade Museum - PetitionBuzz

Museums share experience

The London Museum Group has set up an innovative share system to encourage Museums to help each other with skill sharing I hope it works. Share London

London tourist board figures

London Tourist board visits show tourism still doing well despite economic climate September 11 IPS Memo with charts_tcm29-27964.pdf (application/pdf Object)

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DCMS survey of culture and sport for 2010/11 taking-part-Y6-child-adult-report.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Ammyy Admin - Remote Desktop Sharing - buy.

I saw this in action the other day and it works very easily and is free to you. Ammyy Admin - Remote Desktop Sharing - buy.

Virtual pin board - Spaaze - Collect, Organize, Share

Spaaze - Collect, Organize, Share

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

New exhibition at the British Library Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination

Research into medieval scribes in the Guildhall

This study is very interesting - showing how modern research can give insights beyond the textx. The following is from Salon 265 'Late medieval English scribes named A new online catalogue has been launched by the team that is studying the handwriting of the scribes who made the first manuscripts copies of works by five major Middle English authors: Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, John Trevisa, William Langland and Thomas Hoccleve. Combining the research of our Fellow Linne Mooney, Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, with that of Dr Estelle Stubbs, of the Universities of York and Sheffield, and Dr Simon Horobin, of the University of Oxford, the project has identified the characteristic letter forms of 524 scribal hands. Some individual scribes have even been identified, such as Adam Pinkhurst, Scrivener of London, who wrote the first copies of works by Chaucer, and to whom

Caesar Invading Britain by John Deare - Victoria and Albert Museum

This is a beautiful relief with an idealised impression of Caesar's troops braving the British resistance on a beach in Kent - looks like the White cliffs of Dover in the background from which the Brits are showering spears on the Romans. Caesar Invading Britain by John Deare - Victoria and Albert Museum

Catwalk Exhibition

This looks like a really interesting exhibition on the Catwalk Autumn Newsletter

Peabody Trust demolishing historic Jewish Maternity hospital

This is quite a shocking lack of care for historic houses and shows how little even a charity cares for the built environment. Residents First

Roman settlement unearthed in Syon Park

The settlement is on the road to Silchester from London at the ford in the Thames BBC News - Roman settlement unearthed in Syon Park, west London

Evidence for Roman Infanticide?

Over 100 bodies of new born babies buried around a Roman villa at Yewden have been interpreted as evidence for Roman infanticide - the thinking being that the large number of new born babies buried is an abnormal distribution of foetal and new born deaths so they are evidence of infanticide. Therefore might the villa have been a Roman Brothel? The alternate explanation is that the Villa was a cult centre for a Mother Goddess cult and women came here to give birth. Bone cuts on the thighs of a baby may imply embrotomy where a baby trapped in the birthcanal is cut up in order to get the baby out and save the mother's life. These operations were carried out from 4 th Century BC. BBC News - Roman dead baby 'brothel' mystery deepens

Lunar alignments found in Iron Age mound in Germany's Black Forest

The mound shows evidence of being aligned to the lunar standstills which take place every 18.6 years Early Celtic 'Stonehenge' discovered in Germany's Black Forest