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Great Auk from Birds of America (1827) by John James Audubon (1785 - 1851), etched by Robert Havell (1793 - 1878). The original Birds of America is the most expensive printed book in the world and a truly awe-inspiring classic.

Looking Ahead!

St Lubbock’s Day! Well one of them. One of the things about bank holidays that come after a long break is that I always feel that it’s like a “get ready for work day”. I’m lucky, often I am recovering from jet lag from a skiing holiday, in readiness to get ready for the first…

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Reflections Week 8

I didn’t post last week. I experienced the impact of the pandemic and the way it is impacting not just health but also the infrastructures that keep society going. People are working from home, in front of screens and on their phones, but communication, or access to the right information is not “business as usual”.…

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