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In celebration of 50 years of its Neptune Coastline Campaign, The National Trust has launched a new poem for National Poetry Day, The Nation’s Ode to the Coast, written by famous ‘punk poet’ Dr John Cooper Clarke.
From a lock of Shelley's hair to Shakespeare's First Folio: Ten treasures from the Bodleian's Marks of Genius
A lock of Shelley's hair, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Magna Carta... It's the last chance to see the Bodleian Library's glittering Marks of Genius exhibition. Here's ten tasters to get you heading towards Oxford.
Samuel Palmer's wit and passion revealed as museum buys dozens of influential 19th century artist's letters
Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum has become the first museum in the UK to own a Royal portrait by Spanish court painter Vicente López, as well as a series of letters written during Samuel Palmer's final years.
An eight-metre inflatable Flying Toad, soaring on the skyline of the city, will perhaps be the highlight when sculpted toads take over Hull for five days in August.
"A song for a new Welsh nation": Patagonian Welsh national anthem discovered in 19th century pamphlet
The back of an 1875 pamphlet suggests the Welsh community in Patagonia nearly had their own national anthem.
"Disgraceful" first edition of Alice in Wonderland, rejected by book's illustrator, goes on public display
Curators say they can understand why illustrator John Tenniel complained about the printing of an edition with a print run of 2,000 in June 1865.
Lost JM Barrie play kickstarts final fundraiser for Scottish Children's Literature and Storytelling Centre
A play the Peter Pan author thought was "lost" will return to the academy where it was first performed nearly 140 years ago as a fundraiser for the transformation of Moat Brae House.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum is exploring how contemporary events during the Napoleonic wars fueled the Brontës' literary imagination.
Curry was "way beyond the means" of most people two centuries ago, say historians in Edinburgh who found an advert by a grocer selling a powder from India in 1798.
The Bankside Gallery, London will present a new photographic exhibition of rare and unseen photographs marking the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth.
The People's History Museum has teamed up with graffiti artist Stewy for the latest phase of its Sponsor a Radical Hero fundraising campaign, promoting the legacy Mary Wollstonecraft.
Searching for the science behind Tolkien's Middle-earth: Leicester University students map the hobbit metabolism
Two natural sciences students have investigated the logistical issues of lembas bread and have calculated that a hobbit would need 1,818 calories a day.
A set of digital rights clauses created by 3,000 students worldwide are to be voted on by the public as part of a new digital Magna Carta, with the ‘Top 10’ clauses revealed on Magna Carta Day......