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Greek Revival buildings in universities

Greek Revival, architectural style, based on 5th-century-bc Greek temples, which spread throughout Europe and the United States during the first half of the 19th century. The main reasons for the style‚Äôs popularity seem to have been the general intellectual preoccupation … Continue reading

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Professors in children’s books

I was looking for information on how women scientists are portrayed in fiction when I found a blog post by Melissa Terras (professor at University College London) on how children’s books portray scientists and other academics. Here is an excerpt: … Continue reading

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Gargoyles in universities

“They marched in silence around a corner and she stopped before a large and extremely ugly stone gargoyle. ‘Sherbet lemon!’ she said. This was evidently a password, because the gargoyle sprang suddenly to life, and hopped aside as the wall … Continue reading

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