Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Wellcome Library Blog

Congratulations to the Wellcome Library Blog on receiving 20,000 visits in its first year from people in 139 countries.

Written by Wellcome Library staff, this is an entertaining and informative blog for those interested in the Wellcome's amazing collection of medical history items. If you haven't had a chance to visit, why not do so on its first birthday?

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Royal Asiatic Society Lectures

These forthcoming lectures at the RAS are of South Asian interest:

Tradition, change and evolution: art and architecture in Sri Lanka (500 BC-1815 AD)
Dr. SinhaRaja Tammita-Delgoda.
5 Nov 2009, 6.00pm.

The Bibliotheca Malabarica: an eighteenth century Tamil library.
Dr. Will Sweetman.
10 Dec 2009, 6.00pm.

Lectures are held at the RAS, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD.
Admission free, no need to book, all are welcome.

Monday, 12 October 2009


Maharaja: the Splendour of India's royal courts opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum on 10th October. The exhibition spans the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century, bringing together over 250 magnificent objects, many being lent from India’s royal collections for the first time.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

The Widow Colony

Harpreet Kaur's film The Widow Colony, about the Sikh killings which occurred after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, is being shown in UK cinemas.
Click on the image above for screenings.