To celebrate the UK hosting the 2012 Olympics, the British Library has developed a unique and fun online game to test the nationâ€™s knowledge on English literature, and of our great British writers over the years.
Online PR News – 22-August-2012 – London, UK – To celebrate the UK hosting the 2012 Olympics, the British Library has developed a unique and fun online game to test the nationâ€™s knowledge on English literature, and of our great British writers over the years.
Step up to the mark and shape up your grey cells with the British Libraryâ€™s Race for Knowledge quiz. Marvel at the treasure troves of curiosities and gems on the deep shelves at the Library. Feast your eyes on Beethovenâ€™s tuning fork, Napoleonâ€™s ashes, or Peter the Greatâ€™s gloves, and get your brain in gear to take up the Libraryâ€™s Olympic Challenge.
We have picked six iconic British brains who have made their mark in history for you to navigate your full training regime in your â€˜Race for Knowledgeâ€™ to become the best athlete of the mind.
So get set for gold, on your marks, get set, go!
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All players who enter will receive a special code to receive a Â£2 off discount on exhibition tickets to see Writing Britain at the British Library. Plus one lucky winner will win an iPad.
There are also plenty of ways to improve your score and better your chances at winning.
< click here to find out more and to play >
About the British Library:
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the worldâ€™s great research libraries. The Libraryâ€™s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation â€“ including books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages. As well as being a world-class information hub to the academic, business, research and scientific communities â€“ hosting the worldâ€™s largest and most comprehensive research collection â€“ the Library also offers public exhibitions, events and workshops. Key publicly displayed â€˜treasuresâ€™ include the 300 year old library of King George III, the Magna Carta, original transcripts of Alice in Wonderland and sound recordings of Florence Nightingale. Over 1.3 million people visited The British Library in 2011. Visit: http://www.bl.uk/2012 to find out whatâ€™s on.
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