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Julian Walker
Julian Walker is an artist and writer, and leads workshops at the British Library, on literature, art, history, printing and the English language. His research-based art practice uses a wide range of media, to explore taxonomy, collections, and cultural history. He has published books on etymology and social history, notably Trench Talk: Words of the First World War (with Peter Doyle) and Discovering Words.

Entries by Julian Walker

12 Totally Bizarre, Gross Remedies From Old Medical Texts

(20) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 7:56 AM

Most of us have fantasized about living in the past -- seventeenth-century France, Rome of the emperors, sailing with Viking explorers. But there is an aspect of the past that can be guaranteed to send us scurrying back to the reassuring present -- health and medicine. No matter how fascinating...

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Terry McAuliffe Picks Former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton As Education Secretary

(20) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 2:55 PM

RICHMOND -- For his education secretary, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe picked someone steeped in Virginia government: Anne Holton.

A Harvard-trained attorney, Holton is a one-time judge on Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court; the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. (and former Gov.) Tim Kaine; and the daughter of another former...

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