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2011-02-26 06:35:00

The National Heritage Memorial Fund has saved an archive of WWII papers from the United Kingdom's most famous code-breaker, Alan Turing, in an 11th-hour bid that kept the collection of scientific papers from going to a private buyer. Turing, one of the founding fathers of modern computing and a key figure in breaking the German Enigma code, will now have his work kept in its "spiritual home," Bletchley Park, which was the center of Britain's top secret code-breaking effort during the war....

2011-01-13 05:49:00

SWINDON, England, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust, the Art Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) are delighted to announce that Pieter Brueghel the Younger's 'The Procession to Calvary' has been saved for the nation after an intensive three month fundraising campaign. The 2.72 million pounds Sterling total was announced with the news of the NHMF grant of 1,034,000 pounds. Along with the Art Fund's 500,000 pounds grant that kick started the appeal, over 680,000...

2008-11-21 19:01:15

The National Heritage Memorial Fund says it will donate $15 million to keep Titian's Diana and Actaeon at the national galleries of England and Scotland. The NHMF said it would give the money to The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery in London, which are attempting to raise $75 million to purchase jointly the painting from a private owner who wants to sell it at the end of the year, the BBC reported. The 16th century masterpiece has been on display alternately at the two...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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