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An Important Lady: Gertrude Bell in Iraq

November 26, 2017. One hundred years ago to the day, The Manchester Guardian published the contents of an agreement between England and France (ratified by Russia) that divided the Middle East into European zones of influence. This treaty (which would become known as the Sykes-Picot Treaty of 1916) directly contradicted...

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HTTP Turns 2: Making HTTP Great Again

Yesterday our blog turned two! If it was a child, it would be asking “Why?” all the time; be able to walk, run, and jump with both feet; and, most importantly, climb furniture (instead, we have Muz for that). Last year, we were still learning how to crawl. As a...

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#Somme100 – commemoration or appropriation?

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. As the bloodiest battle of the First World War, it still resonates in public memory throughout Europe and worldwide. The battle (in fact a series of connected battles) caused around 419 000 British and 204...

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Lucy Cavendish College: 50 facts for 50 years

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. This article shares 50 facts about the 50 years, providing an insight into the life of one of Cambridge’s newest colleges. The Birth of the College Lucy Cavendish is the only all-female college in the country for women aged 21 and...

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“Lest We Forget”? The Battle of Waterloo turns 200 as Britain celebrates

Today marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo during which Napoleon suffered his greatest setback–hence our celebration all over the media today. The Battle of Waterloo was the bloodiest battle in Europe before the First World War, totalling around 65,000 dead (out of 118,000). Born in 1769 to...

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Abraham Lincoln: The Lawyer Who Changed America

Spoiler Alert: The following will discuss important parts of the biographical film Lincoln (2012) The Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry on April 30th, 1864 is the opening for Lincoln (2012). Director Steven Spielberg uses the following scene to set the tone for the rest of the film as we see Corporal...