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Margaret in 2016

Polish singer and songwriter Margaret has won various accolades during her career, including five Eska Music Awards out of eleven nominations, a Kids' Choice Award for Favourite Polish Star, and three MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Polish Act out of five nominations. Margaret's third MTV Europe Music Award win in 2018 made her the first and only Polish artist to win the award more than twice. In 2013, Margaret received an award for coming second against nine other competitors at the 2013 Baltic Song Contest in Sweden, where she sang her debut single "Thank You Very Much", and "I Get Along", a cut from her first EP. "Thank You Very Much" won an award as the third-best selling digital single of 2013 in Poland by a Polish artist, which she was presented at the 2014 Sopot TOPtrendy Festival. Margaret has also received two awards at the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole: a SuperJedynka award in 2014 and the TVP1 Special Award in 2017. In 2015, the Polish magazine Wprost named her one of the fifty most influential Polish celebrities. (Full list...)

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Duke Humfrey's Library

Duke Humfrey's Library is the oldest reading room in the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. It is named after Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, a connoisseur of literature, who donated his collection of 281 books to the university at his death in 1447. Books were hand-written at the time and his legacy was considered an extraordinarily generous donation, since the university previously had only 20 books. Only three books from the original donation remain, the rest having been removed in 1550 and probably burnt during the Reformation. The library was restored and restocked by Thomas Bodley from 1598 onwards. The books in the oldest part of the library are accommodated in oak bookcases that are at right angles to the walls on either side, with integrated reading desks. The ceiling consists of panels painted with the coat of arms of the University of Oxford.

Photograph credit: David Iliff

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