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Event - V&A Book Club

Fri 09 May 2014 18:30

SPECIAL EVENT: Inspired by William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain we will be reading Peter Ackroyd’s award winning ‘Hawksmoor’, a detective story based on architecture.

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Golden Spider Silk

Golden Spider Silk

The Greek philosopher Democritus suggested that humans learned to weave by watching spiders. When perfect, their webs - particularly those of the gold…

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