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Havisham In Absentia

For many people collecting Dickens means looking for rare editions of completing their set of Royal Doulton figurines. For others however, ‘my Dickens’ means interacting with the works or the author. 773 more words

Absent Character

Day by day

July 23, 1816, 200 years ago, twelve young priests made a pledge to the Our Lady of Fourviere in France. That was the beginning of the Society of Mary. 207 more words

Marist Brothers

A stroll around Gibraltar No.11 : Alameda Gardens Part 2

Hello there, following on with last week’s A stroll around Gibraltar No.10: Devil’s Gap Battery , I thought I’d revisit one of my favourite places here, the Alameda Botanical Gardens. 1,112 more words


Jane Eyre and the Selfie@ Link Wanderlust

Karen Swallow Prior celebrates a book about selfhood in her essay Jane Eyre and the Invention of the Self  in The Atlantic. If you haven’t read Jane Eyre already, it is well worth your while. 268 more words


Menier returns to Geometry for bicentenary celebrations

Founded in 1816, Menier is the oldest chocolate brand in the world, and to celebrate its bicentenary the company has once again turned to Geometry PR to help promote the occasion. 190 more words


Cork Church of Ireland Marks the Bicentenary of the Birth of George Boole, Father of the Information Age

On Sunday, 1st November – All Saints’ Sunday – the bicentenary of the birth (on 2nd November, 1815) of George Boole, first Professor of Mathematics at University College, Cork, was commemorated at the Sunday morning Eucharist at St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork. 1,554 more words