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Themescene Articles

Here are a selection of articles from the BTA magazine, Themescene. Become a member and receive the magazine four times a year!

In 2003 the BTA introduced the Franceska Rapkin Memorial Bowl award for the best article published in Themescene the previous year, as voted for by the Committee. Here are the most recent winning articles:

 2023 Charles Oppenheim

 Joseph Sloper: patents and perfins






  2022  Chris Wheeler

  The Penal Colonisation of Australia (part 1 of 5 articles)




2021 John Davis

Venice (part 1 of 4 articles)



  2020 Jeff Dugdale

  Inspired by ...




  2019 Dr. Gary Cook
  Consumption, The Post Office and the Sanatorium at Benenden



 2018 Chris Wheeler A day at Kew Gardens      




 2017 Owen Green In search of early life on Planet Earth




 2016 Grace Davies Thankful villages  




 2015 Steven Cross A history of the fictional detective





 2014 Jim Etherington Telling a story: postcards are a plus!




  The Statue of Liberty: A Symbolic Theme -
  Jon Matthias looks at the USA’s most famous landmark



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