Living Knowledge blog

07 December 2020

Seasons greetings from the British Library

It has been an extraordinary year so we wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a happy festive season. 

The British Library is a charity that opens up a world of ideas and inspiration for everyone. This birdsong (robin, recorded in Scotland on 26 April 1984 by Richard Margoschis, shelfmark WS2105 C1) is one of almost 250,000 rare recordings preserved for future generations through Unlocking Our Sound Heritage.

With thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Foyle Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation and many other generous contributions from trusts and individuals.

Image from ‘The Sherborne Missal’, Illuminated manuscript, c.1399 – 1407, Add MS 74236 – acquired and digitised by the Library with generous support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Headley Trust and Mercers’ Charitable Foundation.