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REITH IN PARLIAMENT

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Black and white portrait photograph of a balding white man.

  Written by Richard Ward, Assistant Archives Officer. You know an illustrious legacy has been truly cemented when it’s referenced for perpetuity in the Oxford English Dictionary. Lord John Reith achieved this distinction with the inclusion of Reithian confirming its …

TRAILBLAZERS

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Abbott, Boateng & Grant – The First Black MPs By the mid-eighties, the UK had a growing diverse population, especially in various big cities. Yet at the time there were no Black or Ethnic Minorities elected representatives in the Palace …

FREEDOM TO CARTOON: David Low & Lord Beaverbrook

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Shows a cartoon of the clock face of the clock tower and men climbing at scaffolding to get to the clock face. There are signatures around the cartoon.

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs National Portrait Gallery Twenty years ago, this summer, the great and good of Britain’s cartooning community gathered in Westminster Hall for the grand opening of a new Parliament exhibition titled Low: The 20th Century’s Greatest Cartoonist. …