[HASN logo] No. 34, March 1995 ISSN 0811-4757

Edited and published by Tim Sherratt (Tim.Sherratt@asap.unimelb.edu.au) for ASAP.

[News logo]Einstein Memorabilia Rescued

A piece of blackboard signed by Albert Einstein has been returned to Manchester University, 35 years after it was dumped in a cellar. Einstein signed the board when he gave his first British lecture on the theory of relativity in 1921. His signature was later cut out, framed and hung in the physics laboratory until 1960. But when the laboratory was redecorated it was dumped in the cellar, where lecturer Douglas Broadbent rescued it seven years later, just before a clear-out. He kept it at his home in Manchester, but has now returned it to the university.

- From The Guardian, 27/12/94

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