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Mark Thomas and Jo Brand to Josie Long and Eddie Izzard: Six of the best from the British Comedy Archive

Archivist Elspeth Millar picks six of the most interesting treasures in the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive, established at the University of Kent in 2013.

Art

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The 4.5 billion-year-old space rock which can be yours to own: Artist puts fragment of Russian meteor on eBay

A necklace made from a fragment of the Chelyabinsk Russian meteor, which fell to earth in 2013, is being auctioned after forming part of a contemporary artwork Baetylus at Sunderland's Northern Gallery.

Archaeology

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Lost bottles of whisky from 1940s shipwreck resurface in house on Scottish island

Two whisky bottles which sank with a steamer 75 years ago have resurfaced following a tip-off by a long-serving archivist on an island on the edge of the Inner Hebrides.

History & Heritage

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England expects: Seven striking First World War posters which urged men to enlist

Within months of World War One breaking out, it became clear that recruiting enough volunteers to win the war was a huge task. Ahead of a new exhibition in Bath, see some of the persuasive posters produced.

Science & Nature

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Object of the Week: "Slug on a thorn", the 120-year-old mollusc used to cure warts

Our object of the week comes from The Pitt River Museum, Oxford and is a 120-year-old slug used to cure warts

Painting & Drawing

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Artist's Statement: Joanna Lipper on photographing Nigerian chief, artist and social entrepreneur Nike Davies-Okundaye

The award-winning photographer, filmmaker and Harvard Lecturer on working with the star of her photo exhibition, The Power Of One Woman, which is at London's Gallery Of African Art.

Places to Go

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The best exhibitions to see in Wales in 2016

Time to crack open that new diary; there’s a lot going on in Wales in 2016 and Culture24 brings you the top picks of Welsh exhibitions for the coming year.

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