A Singapore Story to be Remembered John Leonard Wilson 1941-1949

By Sue Ann Mak a DPhil candidate in Theology (New Testament) at Mansfield College, University of Oxford.   John Leonard Wilson, more commonly known by his middle name, was born in County Durham, England, on November 23rd, 1897. After receiving theological training in Queen's College and Wycliffe Hall, both in Oxford University, he was ordained … Continue reading A Singapore Story to be Remembered John Leonard Wilson 1941-1949

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Memorial to FRANCIS ROGERS M.D. (1765-1804)

Introduction – Short Synopsis Further to the article on Edmund Hector, I was interested to discover that the Cathedral memorials include an eighteenth-century physician as well as a surgeon and was delighted at the fact that Francis Rogers had an early place in the history of the Birmingham Dispensary. The memorial to Francis Rogers is … Continue reading Memorial to FRANCIS ROGERS M.D. (1765-1804)

Matthew Boulton and James Watt: The Beginnings of Industrialisation and the People

By: Emily Jones, Placement Student from the University of Birmingham The Beginnings of Revolution: Boulton and Watt’s Foundation Birmingham-born Matthew Boulton was baptised at St. Philip’s in 1728 (see Fig. 1). His partnership with technical innovator James Watt in the late eighteenth century would go on to revolutionise every aspect of manufacturing and transport in … Continue reading Matthew Boulton and James Watt: The Beginnings of Industrialisation and the People

Memorial to Nanette Stocker: The real-life case of The Greatest Showman

By: Emily Jones, Placement Student from the University of Birmingham. Nineteenth-century Britain can very much be described as the age of spectacle. During this time, Britons could pay to see foreign peoples performing in local theatres and galleries where adults and children performed songs, dances and ceremonies. Initially, these performances were restricted to the wealthier … Continue reading Memorial to Nanette Stocker: The real-life case of The Greatest Showman