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A breezy lecture on the chaotic formation, merging and splitting of colleges that has lead to Oxford's chaotic urban architecture, in the form of a Twitter thread.
‘Oxford is an architectural disaster because the colleges keep cannibalising each other. The University has, over a millennium, had a couple hundred colleges and halls. There are now 45.’
Short documentary about the 1-tonne fount imported from Hong Kong to print the the New Zealand Chinese Growers’ Monthly Journal and its relevance to Chinese New Zealanders.
(Via @klimtypefoundry on Twitter)
Twitter thread on how before the debut of Amazing Stories in 1926 there was a thriving fandom living in the letter pages of Western Story Magazine
Drew Gardner takes photographs of people done up to look like their famous ancestors. Here’s a particularly poignant example: Shannon LaNier is a many-times-great-grandchild of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, his slave.
This comprehensive exploration of women and girls in early rock & roll music started life as a PhD thesis
(Via Mat Osman on Twitter)Noted by Damian Cugley .
Timeline of ancient civilizations
(Via kottke.org on Twitter)