Friday 25 May 2012
To celebrate the half-way stage of our 101 Treasures series, we are this week offering free fifteenth-century medical advice for anyone who may be having a spot of bother in the current warm weather. If you have access to 'gose clauwes' and the wherewithal to make them into a powder for your potage, read on...
Friday 18 May 2012
Friday 11 May 2012
Wednesday 9 May 2012
The excellent website of the Rusholme and Victoria Park Archive is well worth a look at any time, but we are pleased to be able to direct you to their recently added pages on the Rusholme Military Hospitals of the First World War. These are of particular interest to students of our collection for their connection with the Manchester physician Ernest Leech, whose diaries and personal effects form a part of our Leech Family Archive.
A fresh surge of interest in John Dee culminates this month in the release of Damon Albarn's soundtrack album to his opera Dr Dee, which premiered last summer at the Manchester International Festival. The opera will receive its London premiere this summer at the Coliseum, as part of the London 2012 Festival.
Also published this month by Yale University Press is Glyn Parry's definitive biography, The Arch Conjuror of England: John Dee, a must-read for anybody interested in learning more about this extraordinary man. The portrait on the cover was painted for Dee on his appointment to the Wardenship of the College (now Chetham's Library and School of Music), and can be found in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.