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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Or as my son calls it…the museum of dinosaurs. Well, we love it so much we’ve had two trips there in the last month. Considering it’s about 1h20 away, I’d say it’s not bad going. 300 more words


Adding a little colour: Janet Vaughan and Dorothy Hodgkin

Sometimes, a few figures crop up a lot in interviews. Especially if you talk to people who attended Somerville at the same time.  I was interviewing women who had attended Somerville before 1964, with the earliest date for starting at Oxford (matriculating) being 1943. 645 more words

Somerville College

How Many Pemberleys in a Peak District?

In the Peak District, I saved the best of England’s scenery for last. This entire region, stretching up to the Yorkshire Dales through the very heart of England, is the greatest hits compilation: rolling farmland interspersed with quiet villages; huge desolate moors that seem to go on forever into nothingness; some of England’s most jaw-dropping estates; and of course, beautiful peaks and hills. 2,465 more words

Food, Glorious 18th Century Food

What to serve a British naval officer for dinner in 1795? Reader, I researched it. After many months of war service in the Mediterranean, Captain Edward Trewin has returned to England. 957 more words


Index of modern history articles published on this Blog

Index of modern history articles published on this Blog

Niall C.E.J. O’Brien

On 14th August 2013 the first article in the modern history blog was published. 979 more words