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The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns


Is beauty an enduring quality of great art and literature? Or is the perception of something as beautiful merely a subjective response? A new collection of essays, edited by Michael O’Neill, […]

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Shooting and Shouting at the Flower of the Well


The Records of Early English Drama North-East project presents its latest Flower of the Month – an intriguing find from the archives of the region. This month’s Flower is about two incidents […]

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A birthday tribute: William Godwin and the “leisure of a cultivated understanding”


Today, 3rd March, is the birthday of William Godwin, the foremost radical intellectual of the late 18th century. In a blog post for The Idler, the editor of the Oxford […]

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