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From the Trenches to the Red Carpet

BURBERRY – from 1914
“This iconic design originated from a commission by the British War Office to create a coat for soldiers on the front line.” 351 more words

Miscellaneous Cards

Bringing pest control to the House of Commons

There was a point when it felt incredibly surreal.

There was I, speaking to an audience in the House of Commons. Then I drank Champagne, ate some bugs and signed a few copies of my book. 986 more words


Teaser Time

Old photographs can be seductive.  You stare at images frozen in time, intrigued – willing them to give up their secrets, reveal the mysteries of distant moments, tell stories of past endeavours, past lives. 186 more words


Ask the Author: Tim Gloege on Guaranteed Pure

by Kristin Du Mez.

Several years back, I heard Tim Gloege give a conference paper on Henry Crowell, Quaker Oats, and American Fundamentalism at a meeting of the American Society of Church History. 1,924 more words


Of Job Security, Personal Dignity, and Efficiency Wages: ASCSA Trustee Fred Crawford and his Corporate Philosophy

Recently on the financial page of The New Yorker (February 9, 2015) staff writer James Surowiecki published “A Fair Day’s Wage,” an article about the decision by Aetna, one of the largest U.S. 1,961 more words

Archival Research

BBC's first twenty years on the World Wide Web - or how to try and tell a digital history.

A couple of years ago I had the idea to chart the history of the BBC’s first twenty years online as a research project.  Why? A couple of approaches to me since leaving the BBC in 2008 and as… 602 more words


An Editor's Year: A Look Back at 2014

It’s that time of year: Top 10 lists. Here are ten professional highlights from the year that was 2014 for me:  

10. Gaining inspiration from new editors as an instructor at SFU… 1,544 more words