Tag Archives: Museums

A Future Career shaped by a History Degree

At this time of the year, when students are thinking carefully about where to study and what type of degree to pursue, it is good to pause for breath and reflect briefly on the value of studying history and the … Continue reading

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Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire and Revolution: exhibition review

‘Step into the curious and chaotic world of history’s greatest witness‘. Samuel Pepys witnessed one of the most turbulent periods in English history. Beginning with the execution of Charles I in 1649 and ending with the Glorious Revolution of 1688, … Continue reading

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A Social History of Learning Disability: Langdon Down Museum

Now beautifully restored to its original condition, part of the old Normansfield hospital building between Kingston and Teddington is home to the Down’s Syndrome Association, Langdon Down Museum of Learning Disability and Normansfield Theatre. The building has a rich history … Continue reading

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