Suffrage objects in the British Museum

Mary Lanchester (1864–1935), 18 June 1910. Women's Suffrage procession, with large numbers of women with banners marching along a London street. Colour woodcut, 1910. In the British Museum archives, on yellowing paper and in compact, neat script, there is an application for admission to the Museum’s...

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What is a meteotsunami?

Storm clouds loom over Lake Superior. When conditions are right, meteotsunamis may occur in many bodies of water around the world, including the Great Lakes. Some meteotsunamis have been observed t...

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A processional chariot from south India

Detail of figures on the model of a processional chariot. In 1792, at auction rooms in London, the Indian collection of David Simpson went under the hammer. One of the more remarkable items was a larg...

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What is a watershed?

While some watersheds are relatively small, others encompass thousands of square miles and may contain streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and underlying groundwater that are hundreds of miles inl...

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What is a current survey?

Did you know? An Operational Forecast System provides a nowcast and forecast (up to 48 hours) of water levels, currents, salinity, water temperatures, and winds for a given area. These systems are located in coastal waters and the Great Lakes in critical ports, harbors, and estuaries. NOAA's C...

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Suffragettes and the British Museum

On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed in the UK, enfranchising women over the age of 30 who met minimum property qualifications. About 8.4 million women gained the vote. It would be a further 10 years until the Representation of the People Act 1928 gave the vote t...

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