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Curiouser and Curiouser: The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill

23/04/202109:5423/04/2021 09:55Leave a Comment

Chapter 4 It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again and looking about anxiously, as if it had lost something; it was muttering “The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She’ll have me executed! Where CAN I have dropped them, I wonder?” Alice guessed in a moment that […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Caucus-Race

22/04/202110:0122/04/2021 10:15Leave a Comment

Chapter 3 “But what IS a Caucus-race, exactly?” asked Alice. “Well, I think the best way to explain what a Caucus-race is, is to have a Caucus-race!” said the Dodo, already marking out a racecourse in a sort of circle. “The exact shape doesn’t matter,” it said as all the other creatures were placed here […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: The Pool of Tears

21/04/202109:0421/04/2021 09:37Leave a Comment

Chapter 2 Walking down the hall, led by even more paintings, Alice began to feel hungry. She reached into her pocket, ignoring the signs of ‘NO FOOD OR DRINK’ scattered along the walls, and hastily stuffed the small cake into her mouth. After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance […]

Curiouser and Curiouser: Down the Rabbit Hole

20/04/202111:2023/04/2021 10:37Leave a Comment

Chapter 1 Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and having nothing to do. Once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice “without […]

Exhibition1

01/04/202111:2819/04/2021 11:03Leave a Comment

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‘Eternal Spring’ by Auguste Rodin

31/03/202112:4031/03/2021 12:48

Eternal Spring by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin is mounted on a metre-high plinth inside the entrance of the Fine Art Gallery. The bronze sculpture measures almost a metre in length and stands at just over half a metre high. It depicts the nude figures of a man and a woman locked in a passionate embrace. […]

The Science Behind the Spitfire – Part 1: Wonderful Wings

05/03/202102:0008/03/2021 07:50Leave a Comment

Today marks the start of British Science Week AND is the 85th anniversary of the first Spitfire flight in 1936. This is the first of a series of blogs on the Science Behind the Spitfire.  The aeroplane is renowned for its performance and the important role it played during the Second World War. We will […]

Love Brings Solace and Joy

01/02/202107:0028/01/2021 11:06Leave a Comment

This gold ring is an item of jewellery known as a posy or posie ring. Posy rings were popular from the medieval period onwards. The name derives from the French for poetry, a reference to the short sayings with which these rings were inscribed. Worn as finger rings they were typically used as love tokens […]

Chinese Ceramic Highlights

26/01/202112:1726/01/2021 12:21

Small porcelain dish painted with symbols of longevity and good fortune. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period, 1723-1735 1938.P.44 This small porcelain dish is beautifully painted with underglaze and overglaze decoration, all of which is highly symbolic. The interior shows five bats flying between a peach tree and ocean waves. The peach tree is associated with immortality […]

23. Madonna and Child

23/12/202003:0016/12/2020 10:59

The image of the Virgin Mary (or Madonna) and Christ child are central to traditional Christian imagery associated with Christmas. For his sculpture made in stoneware depicting the Madonna and Child, ceramics artist, Phil Eglin draws upon the devotional images of the Virgin Mary with the infant Christ often seen in Renaissance art.