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  • National Poetry Day 2016

    National Poetry Day 2016

    06 October 2016

    "Sir Richard Blackmore (1654–1729): A good physician and a mediocre poet"

  • National Rum Day

    National Rum Day

    15 August 2016

    Our friends in the US are marking #NationalRumDay on 16th August. We're been busy looking in the Library and Archive for rum-themed inspiration.

  • Exeter Book granted UNESCO status for its ‘outstanding significance’ to British history

    Exeter Book granted UNESCO status for its ‘outstanding significance’ to British history

    21 June 2016

    The Exeter Book, one of Exeter Cathedral’s greatest treasures, has been granted UNESCO Memory of the World status, signalling its ‘outstanding significance’ to British and world history. The award will be presented on 21st June at the Senedd, the National Assembly building for Wales, in Cardiff.

  • Imprint

    Imprint

    22 May 2016

    A Forensic and Historical Investigation of Fingerprints on Medieval Seals.

  • Composer of the Week: Henry Purcell

    Composer of the Week: Henry Purcell

    29 April 2016

    It is believed to be the only remaining handwritten letter still in existence from one of England's greatest composers, Henry Purcell, but rather than being on the subject for which he is rightly so famous today, it is a much more commonplace demand for cash.

  • Mysteries of Shakespeare’s grave uncovered

    Mysteries of Shakespeare’s grave uncovered

    14 April 2016

    A University of Exeter expert will describe his fascinating work to unlock the secrets of Shakespeare’s grave at an event held to mark 400 years since the playwright’s death.

  • Happy Birthday Wilhelm Grimm

    Happy Birthday Wilhelm Grimm

    24 February 2016

    Wilhelm Grimm was born on this day (24th February) in 1786. Ellie Jones spells out the links with the Cathedral's Library and Archive.

  • Exhibition launch to include famous Purcell letter

    Exhibition launch to include famous Purcell letter

    13 November 2015

    The Library and Archives' exhibition opens on Saturday and will include a precious document by English composer Henry Purcell.

  • October 2015 Blog: Micrographia

    October 2015 Blog: Micrographia

    22 October 2015

    Charlotte is on placement in our Library and Archive and is working with Ellie (Cathedral Archivist) on projects surrounding this weekend's Micrographia Day (24th October).

  • April Blog: Shakespeare's Second Folio

    April Blog: Shakespeare's Second Folio

    08 April 2015

    Peter Thomas gives some background to our 17th century 'Second Folio' edition of Shakespeare.

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