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  • National Insect Week


    Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways (Proverbs 6:6) Over a million species described – and maybe another six or seven million out there awaiting description. Insects account for maybe half of all living species – and when… Continue reading

  • Robert Burton and ‘Blue Monday’


    As the Monday that begins the last full week in January, today has been accredited as “the most depressing day of the year”. If this is the case, this year, so called ‘Blue Monday’ falls upon a rather fitting anniversary,… Continue reading

  • An Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbets: see the Mary Toft collection online


    The Library holds a comprehensive collection of early printed works concerning the notorious case of Mary Toft, a woman who claimed to give birth to rabbits. Around 22 18th century pamphlets and books have been scanned cover to cover and… Continue reading