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Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 21:48

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Piracy at the Old Bailey

Wednesday 1 October 2014 at 14:00

Ben Merriman presents a selection of piracy cases from the proceedings of London's Old Bailey. Although a few live up to the swashbuckling heists of stereotype, many reveal the surprisingly everyday nature of the maritime crimes brought before the court, including cases involving an argument over chickens and the stealing of a captain's hats.


Ghostwriter and Ghost: The Strange Case of Pearl Curran & Patience Worth

Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 16:26

In early 20th-century St. Louis, Pearl Curran claimed to have conjured a long-dead New England puritan named Patience Worth through a Ouija board. Although mostly unknown today, the resulting books, poems, and plays that Worth "dictated" to Curran earned great praise at the time. Ed Simon investigates the curious and nearly forgotten literary fruits of a “ghost” and her ghostwriter.



Monday 1 September 2014 at 13:18

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The Art of Swimming (1587)

Thursday 28 August 2014 at 19:01

Selections of the forty beautiful woodblock illustrations from Everard Digby's De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English treatise on the practise.


Artistic Creation (1901)

Wednesday 27 August 2014 at 17:06

A wonderful short film directed by illusionist-turned-filmmaker Walter R. Booth and produced by Robert Paul - one of the earliest examples of trickery in the editing room enabling an artist's creation to come to life on screen, a popular motif in early film.


A Meditation upon a Broomstick (1711)

Tuesday 26 August 2014 at 18:04

A classic piece of parody from the great English satirist and author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift. The particular butt of Swift's sharp pen in this instance was Robert Boyle and his Occasional Reflections upon Several Subjects, 1665


Haeckel’s Florideae Mug

Sunday 24 August 2014 at 13:22

IMAGE: Plate 65 from Ernst Haeckel’s visually dazzling Kunstformen der Natur, t…


George (2014)

Friday 22 August 2014 at 17:11

Animated GIF created by Bill Domonkos, using Prelinger Archive footage of the heart's function and a photograph from The Library of Congress.


Nature Through Microscope and Camera (1909)

Thursday 21 August 2014 at 18:35

A selection of photo-micrographs created by Arthur E Smith and featured in the book Nature through Microscope & Camera(1909) by Richard Kerr.