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Emmanuel College in springtime

13 April 2017

thehurdlibrary: I’ve been in Cambridge for over a month and the gardens of Bishop Hurd’s college...

Monkey Business

19 February 2017

When you think of Egypt pyramids and sphinxes usually spring to mind - like the view George Sandys...

Back where he belongs

12 January 2017

Lord Mansfield’s bust was one of our subjects a few years ago, after we had discovered its marble...

Spotting a fake

10 December 2016

Computers are pretty clever these days at identifying instances of literary plagiarism or forgery....