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Five Thought-Provoking Quotes by Horace Walpole


Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was a man of remarkably diverse talents: novelist, art historian, designer and politician. He was also a prolific letter writer, and many of his famous phrases from […]

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New Podcast: Alfred the Great Through History


Alfred the Great is most famous for ‘burning the cakes’. But this story doesn’t really do justice to the complexity of this Anglo-Saxon king; nor is it the only tale […]

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Writing Across Languages: English and Chinese Poetry


Chinese and English are very different languages. But the forms and structures of English poetry provided a fertile ground for Chutian Xiao, a Durham PhD student researching English poetry who […]

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