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With a blue whale skeleton due to be unveiled in the Natural History Museum’s main Hintze Hall, this accompanying exhibition tells the dramatic story of the world’s whales
An historic exhibition at the National Maritime Museum unveils the first public display of numerous items recovered from the rediscovered HMS Erebus
Any historical novelist in search of a protagonist would feel blessed to come across the story of Fernão Lopes. Reliable facts about the Portuguese nobleman’s life may be few and far between, but what we can verify is utterly fascinating,…
Thomas H Cook is an accomplished author of crime novels, most of which involve events that happened far in the protagonist’s past, compelling him or her to trawl through a damaged history in search of enlightenment

FLATNESS by BW Higman

BW Higman has a sixth sense: he sees flat surfaces. Be they screens, furniture, walls, streets, railways, or even level playing sports fields, he notes that ‘flatness is at the centre of the everyday experience’ even to the point where…
Oil prices haven’t made headlines for a while, but they remain far below the peaks of the past decade. It’s evidence, says Helm, of an energy revolution now fully underway
John O’Groats to Land’s End may not be the most original long distance journey, but running it remains a fairly intense method of completion

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