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On the Origin of Species – Charles Darwin and the Natural History Society of Northumbria. A Guest Post by Rebekka Noonan

My name is Rebekka Noonan and I am a Psychology student at Newcastle University. During my time...

Marc Chagall’s ‘Apocalypse in Lilac’: Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on January 27th to remember the millions of victims of the Holoca...

A Victorian Christmas

Discovery Museum is all decked out for Christmas, and it inspired me to look into some of our most c...

The Great Frost of 1784, Newcastle upon Tyne

In March 1784, Newcastle was still gripped by the frost and ice of an exceptionally hard winter. The...