Da Vinci Code author gives money to help the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam make collection available online to ‘people around the world’
Report in The Guardian
The Ritman Library has extensive holdings on the history of magic, gnosticism and alchemy and is open to the public (although at the moment it’s closed as they are relocating).
Link to The Ritman Library, Amsterdam
Learning some poetry off by heart has become increasingly unfashionable but it is an antique and sadistic practice that features on our first-year syllabus.
Support for memorising poetry from Salman Rushdie and the Cambridge Poetry and Memory Project.
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