Posts by venue: Books

John Franklin – The mystery of the Polar explorer

My name is Emily Needle and I am a 3rd year History student at Newcastle University. I’m on a Placement in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library and this is my second Blog Post.  I have been researching the famous… Read more

Tributaries

A guest post by Sarah Younas, Assistant Digital Officer at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.  As part of the Wor Life project, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in collaboration with sound artist and musician, Halsey Burgund have developed… Read more

William Hutton – The first man to walk Hadrian’s Wall?

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail has become a hugely popular route for walkers who want to experience this unique historical feature while also taking on board plenty of exercise and Northumbrian fresh air. The Trail was first opened in… Read more

Ebola and Plague in Newcastle in 1636

We’ve all become aware of the recent awful effects of the Ebola virus in West Africa and its impact on the people of that area.  A range of responses have been put in place to try and help those affected and… Read more

the name’s Bond…. James Bond

On the morning of 17 February 1952 Ian Fleming started writing what would become his first book “Casino Royale” at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica. Fleming took the name for his character from that of the American ornithologist,  James Bond… Read more