In the 1960s there was a lifting of government controls on building which saw an unprecedented spate of library building with 350 being built across the UK. 795 more words
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The history of this City of London garden can be immediately spotted in the garden’s name.
It’s named for Richard (Dick) Whittington, a four time medieval mayor of London whose name (and cat) has been immortalised in stories and rhymes which continue to be retold in Christmas pantomimes every year (you can read more about the real Dick Whittington in our earlier post… 237 more words
Three months ago, I was travelling around Japan, the land of dreams to me (and a whole lot of other Westerners, it seems), and my enthusiastic foodie self found much to revel in: I don’t think I ate the same thing twice when I was there, as everything was so overwhelmingly tasty, and different, that I felt I had to try everything that came my way. 1,292 more words
This will probably be of one of a few posts in this series about Rothko. I love his work. I love it. I wrote a paper of length as an undergraduate that explored his identity as a Jewish Russian emigre to the United States around the time of the 1905 Russian Revolution. 195 more words
A colleague in Boğazici, Istanbul, alerted me to the fact that an early American analytic philosopher once worked there.
Eleanor Bisbee, born in 1893 in New Jersey began her career as a philosopher in the US, studying for a PhD at the University of Cincinatti in 1929, and then working there as assistant professor and later acting chair in the Philosophy department from 1930 to 1931. 144 more words