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Robert Burns

Robert Burns

b. 1759 d. 1796

Burns started life as a ploughman in Scotland but is now one of the world’s most celebrated poets. Every January, his life is remembered with whisky, haggis, singing and dancing on Burns Night....

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A tour of the Archive with Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is a man of many talents: actor, novelist, comedian, librettist, thinker and wit. In an interview with...

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