Posts by venue: Books

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

First World War – Viscount Grey and the Natural History Society of Northumbria

Elizabeth Garnett  – a Volunteer in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library has been investigating the fascinating link between the Natural History Society of Northumbria and a key figure in the First World War, Viscount Grey. “The lamps are going… Read more

The wildlife illustrations of Edward Lear

Nowadays nearly all of us own a camera. They are often built in to our mobile phones. We can take photos of whatever we want, whenever we want. It is the age of the ‘selfie’, national photographic competitions such as… Read more