Long before cats appeared on the internet, they appeared in books, and their comic antics are currently the topic of an exhibition at the British Library.
A new exhibition is opening to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s ship Endeavour setting sail to eventually discover Australia, several Pacific lands and observe the transit of Venus.
The British Library is not just a space for silent contemplation of worthy tomes, it's also a huge collection of audio recordings, and some are now on "display".
In a talk at the British Library, Simon Jenkins tells the stories behind the development, triumphs and follies of that great British institution: the railway station.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality between men, and the British Library is taking a look at the literary side of gay love.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution of 1917, and the British Library has taken the opportunity to look at how it affected people far from the palaces and centres of power.
Roll up, roll up, be amazed and astonished, magic to astound, entertainments to delight, all the fun of the Victorian music hall and stage.
One hundred and fifty years ago, a book was published which was to become part of the cultural consciousness. A book that few of us can recall the details, but all know the overall story.
A curious collection of paintings based on the concept of the Victorian "cabinet of curiosity" has been erected in the courtyard of the British Museum.
Animal Tales, a new exhibition in the British Library, asks why animals have come to play such an important role in literature for adults and children alike.
The first thing you'll learn when visiting the British Library's new Magna Carta exhibition is that the image of a bearded medieval person in armour that dominates the adverts you have seen, is not of King John.
Oh, God! Oh, Jesus Christ! Sergeant Howie's terror stricken voice, interspersed with screams from the Bride of Frankenstein is the soundtrack that greets visitors to the British Library at the moment.
Should a library be included in the museum meals I wondered as I pondered where to stop for a short snack while in the area.
A modest but thought provoking exhibition has opened at the British Library that looks at the letters sent and propaganda printed during World War One.
The comic -- a form of story telling that is often presented in print form with exaggerated graphics. At once it can be religious, educational, subversive, childlike, or exceptionally adult in tone.