British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries.
There are over 150 million items in the collections, everything from manuscripts to maps, newspapers to sounds, stamps to websites. Treasures range from the Magna Carta to the first edition of The Times from 1788, to the recording of Nelson Mandela’s Rivonia trial speech. The collections cover every written and spoken language.
Every day thousands of people use the collections online and in the flagship building in London: researchers in academia, business and the creative industries, as well as learners of all ages, from across the world. The popular programme of events and exhibitions brings the collections to life, and makes the Library a lively hub for learning and debate.
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Travel Books: History in Europe and Japan (FutureLearn)

Jun 27th 2022
Travel Books: History in Europe and Japan (FutureLearn)
Course Auditing
Discover how travelling books sparked cultural exchanges between Europe and Japan, and how they live on in the digital era. Unlock the history of travelling books in Europe and Japan. Books are cultural artefacts that are easily transported and translated. As such, they have been important in fostering relationships [...]

Learning from the Past: A Guide for the Curious Researcher (FutureLearn)

Learn how to understand the past to explain the present, and get to know the amazing sources and resources of the British Library. Discover sources that help you understand the past, and explain the present! The language of history determines how we view our world and understand urgent issues, [...]

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life (FutureLearn)

Find out how propaganda is used to instil political ideologies and its impact on our daily lives, with this free online course. This free online course explores the building blocks of our political views: freedom, community, place, justice and choice. These words mean different things to different people – [...]