Nut Tape Measure, from the collection of the Ashmolean Museum Oxford which received funding through the AHRC Core Funding Scheme.
The AHRC funds research and postgraduate study within the UK's higher education institutions. In addition, on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council for England, it provides funding for museums, galleries and collections that are based in, or attached to, higher education institutions in England.
The AHRC was established on 1 April 2005, and replaced the Arts and Humanities Research Board. The decision to create an AHRC underlines the importance of high-quality research in the arts and humanities for the cultural, creative and economic life of the nation. As with the other research councils the AHRC is an independent Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), established by Royal Charter and accountable to Parliament through the DIUSís Office of Science and Innovation.Featured Case Studies
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|Old Bailey Online|
The Old Bailey Proceedings Online 1674-1873 website has just been doubled in size by including details of criminal trials up to 1913. It is now possible to read about trials from the time of the Great Fire of London up to the First World War.