FEAST – Setting the Table

Last year we were delighted to work with Laura Mansfield and Elisa Oliver from the Manchester School of Art on a project inspired by our Home Studies Collection. Laura and Elisa secured funding from the Arts Council to invite a group of academics, artists and writers to undertake a period of research into the Home Studies Collection in order to develop a series of contemporary responses to the historical material.

The group consisted of Catherine Bertola, Augusto Correiri, Bryce Evans, Beryl Pattern, Rachel Rich  and Susanna Worth. Their research was presented in a series of public discussions held here at Special Collections between April-July last year and is now available in a newly published book of essays. You can read a hard copy of the beautifully designed book in our Reading Room and it is also available to download here.

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Weekly Home Hints

This week’s handy hint should guarantee a good night’s sleep! It’s taken from Home Hints for the Modern Housewife, published in London by Featherstone Press Ltd in the 1940’s.  This book is part of the Home Studies Collection which contains over 700 historical cookery and household management books from the past 300 years.

Weekly Home Hints

Avoid bruised fingers and expletives when you drive home that awkward nail with this week’s handy hint. It’s taken from Home Hints for the Modern Housewife,  published in London by Featherstone Press Ltd in the 1940s.  This book is part of our Home Studies Collection which contains over 700 historical cookery and household management books from the last 300 years. Remember these hints are from bygone times and not to be tried at home!

Weekly Home Hints

Think you know how to sweep a room?  Take a look at this week’s handy household hint and think again.  And you thought getting out the hoover was hard work! This hint is taken from Home Hints for the Modern Housewife,  published in London by Featherstone Press Ltd in the 1940s.  This book is part of our Home Studies Collection which contains over 700 historical cookery and household management books from the last 300 years.

Weekly Home Hints

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Can’t find that pair of scissors?  Here’s an alternative, especially when making button holes!  This handiest of hints is taken from Home Hints for the Modern Housewife,  published in London by Featherstone Press Ltd in the 1940s.  This book is part of our Home Studies Collection which contains over 700 historical cookery and household management books from the last 300 years. Please remember all our hints are taken from bygone times and not to be tried at home!

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