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William Blake

(1757-1827), Visionary poet and painter

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Follow the instructions to fill the forest with tigers and angels. Colour in your scene.

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Poetry from Images


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Scientific techniques

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Black History Month

Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.

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A Picture of Health

Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.

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