The Roman Dead

It all began in Southwark. The remarkable discovery of a stone sarcophagus in Lant Street, Southwark last year spurred the Museum of London to collate forty years of work into one exhibition. How did Roman London commemorate death and what can we learn from what they’ve left behind? Exhibition curators Jackie Kiely, Rebecca Redfern and […]

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Standing On the Shoulders of Giants

How often have you heard Isaac Newton being called a bitch? Imagine being at the forefront of scientific discovery, in an age where Kings help extinguish fires. Where your best mate is helping you rebuild the City of London. Chatting to an administrator-cum-diarist who buries his Cheese in the garden. Oh, to be a Scientist […]

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Meet the (Real) Eastenders

by Sheldon This Saturday, let us take you on  trip back in time (without a TARDIS, sadly) to the East-End. This isn’t the East End of coffee shops, vintage stores and cereal cafes. This is the East End where war heroes lived above shops, mourning achievements of yesteryear, where philanthropists makes it their life mission to […]

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Shuffle Festival 2016

by Sheldon Death usually depresses the hell out of people and 2016 seems to be doing a good enough job of that already – from the loss of icon after icon and Brexit; this year is one to be remembered. But there are still plenty of things to be chipper about – such as the return […]

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Your Digital Legacy

by Sheldon Although a third of British adults (32%) think about dying and death at least once a week, 72% of the public believe that people in Britain are uncomfortable discussing dying, death and bereavement. Hopefully, this statistic will be challenged with the exciting announcement that I will be speaking as part of the 1st […]

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Propaganda Posters of WW1

Please click on all the links as you read through this post – there are hundreds more World War 1 propaganda posters to look at.  When Britain went to war in 1914, it only had a small, professional army. There was no policy of national service in place as there was in countries like France […]

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