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black and white group photograph of a football team
Third Lanark Athletic Club – gone but not forgotten

History and 'glorious deeds' of a defunct Scottish football team

Busy as a bee

How Slovenia helped to create World Bee Day

Master basketweaver Nico Solimano

A chat with the artisan in his workshop

colour photograph of gardens and Myddelton House
Edward Augustus Bowles, the 'crocus king'

Horticularist, gardener and collector

Photo noir et blanc d’une jeune fille allongée sur une table de massage lui surélevant les jambes.
Gymnastique et mécanique

Gustaf Zander, aux origines de la salle de sport moderne

black and white photo of several parked cars, their doors open, their windows smashed and drivers' side doors riddled with bullet holes. A detective stands by to inspect the scene, while onlookers gather in the background.
The kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro
Brankica Zilovic is wearing sneakers, black socks, wide white pants and a teal sweater and lounges casually in a chair. Behind her on the wall is an artwork made by her made up of multicoloured threads woven together into patterns.
Brankica Zilovic

In conversation with contemporary artist and professor Brankica Zilovic

colour illustration of a cricket player holding a cricket bat
Clackmannan County: a Scottish cricket club

Exploring a booklet of the club's history

Illuminated initial and a miniature of a group of knights
The Bibliophile of Bruges

Exploring the Manuscript Collection of Louis of Bruges

Intricate intrigue

The craft of jewellery-making in Byzantium

Page of a medieval manuscript
Medieval monastic book inventories

Learn about medieval book lists and how they differ from today's library catalogues

a pile of differently coloured and speckled candy eggs stretches into the background
How to make an Easter egg

Learn about the history of easter eggs and different techniques to make your own

First page of book inventory with text in Latin
Corbie Abbey and today’s font

How Corbie Abbey's medieval manuscripts connect to today's fonts

colour drawing of a room interior with fireplace, seats and tables
Eliel Saarinen, Finnish architect

Exploring treasures in the Museum of Finnish Architecture

illustration of a rose and thistle with words England -v- Scotland on a purple background
England versus Scotland, 31 March 1928

When Scotland's footballers were the Wembley Wizards

colourised photograph of Rosario Soler
Rosario Soler, Spanish soprano performer

Popular singer and actor of the 'zarzuela' genre

black and white image of front cover of Femina magazine from 1906
Femina Magazine

'The perfect review for women and girls’

colour photograph of a statue of Queen Elisabeth
Elisabeth, Queen of the Hungarians

How 'Sisi' was celebrated and remembered in Hungary

Hildegard von Bingen: celebrating an early ecofeminist

How women in the past have strongly advocated for better care of our fragile planet

Historical women with disabilities

Four women in history who helped change the world we live in