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Jul 24, 16

In the 19th century, in a dim gas-lit seance parlour, the spirits of Titian and Correggio returned to the mortal world to guide the hand of a medium artist, Georgiana Houghton.

Jul 19, 16

The Underground's typeface is iconic but after 100 years some of the things that made it special have gone. We look at Tf's attempt to rediscover its soul.

Jul 19, 16

Dozens of former child patients at a psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and 70s claim they were experimented on with a so-called truth serum.

Mar 30, 16

One of today's most popular typefaces owes its inspiration to radical work done for the signage on British transport a century ago. Johnston Sans changed everything.

Mar 30, 16

What is it that distinguishes the Romantic view of the world from others? It is the importance which is placed on individuals who, inspired by the emotive power of imagination, perceive and order the world through their own senses.

Feb 04, 16

After London's Great Fire - 350 years ago this year - there were radical plans to transform the city. Modern architects have since used disasters as a chance to rebuild in a new way.

Feb 04, 16

Scientists find capacity for abstraction not necessarily uniquely human in study of ravens’ behaviour when hiding food.

Jan 25, 16

Without a name, they are referred to by the clothes they died in or some other distinguishing feature. The lady in the Afghan coat and a woman who may have been a sex worker known as The Duchess are just two of the hundreds of unidentified body cases reported to the National Crime Agency (NCA) each year.

Dec 27, 15

Archivist Lawrence Barker talks us through his choice for December's Document of the Month, a remarkable music book surviving from Elizabethan England.

Dec 16, 15

Britain's busiest and quietest railway stations are revealed by the rail regulator, with one having just 22 entries and exits across the whole of last year.

Sep 01, 15

Water levels at a loch created in the 1950s drop low enough to reveal structures usually hidden underwater.

Aug 22, 15

The dating of two skeletons to the Dark Ages is a nationally-significant discovery, according to the archaeologists involved.

Aug 19, 15

While their politics may be unappealing, you're missing out on some expert storytelling and brilliant characterisation if you ignore these books

Aug 16, 15

Can’t tell your turtles from your hotplate hamsters? Wise up with this indispensable guide to prison slang

Jul 27, 15

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian

Jul 17, 15

Goldfish in public toilets, meths drinkers, Italian caffs. Bob Stanley on an extraordinary documentary that captures the seamy underbelly of 1960s London.

Jul 06, 15

With its bracken, bogs and winds, Dartmoor can seem bleak and inhospitable, but this Devon-born historian is enchanted by the wildness

Jul 06, 15

'You have to imagine shrinking yourself down to get the scale right,' says Peter Crowther

Jul 06, 15

The 7 July London bombers killed 52 people and inflicted life-changing injuries on dozens more. But hundreds caught up in the blasts walked away that day - only to experience delayed emotional effects.

Jul 02, 15

How can English learners improve their listening comprehension? Raphael Ahmed, a teacher at the British Council in Bangladesh, shares some useful strategies.

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