Modern

Starting with the nineteenth century and bringing us right up to the debates of today this section contains many insightful podcasts that explore the recent and current world around us. Included here are the arguments around the legacy of war and the impact of social change. The history of social and civil movements and modern debate about religion and technology. Read more

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  • The development of the British Navy

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Professor Bruce Collins of Sheffield Hallam University explores the development of the British navy during the French Wars and the 19th century. Professor Collins outlines the place of the navy in Britain’s psyche at the beginning of the French Wars and the importance of coastal transport, as well...

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  • The Suffragette Movement

    Podcast

    Professor June Hannam of the University of the West of England looks at the key forces that led to women acheiving the vote in the early 20th century.

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  • Crime and Punishment in Wales: 1700-1830

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Catherine Horler-Underwood of the Cardiff University looks at crime and punishment in Wales between 1700 and 1830.

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  • Law and Justice in Wales: 1543-1830

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Catherine Horler-Underwood of the Cardiff University discusses changes to law and justice in Wales from 1543 to 1830.

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  • Britain and Europe 1945-2005

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stanley Henig of the University of Lancaster looks at Britain's relationship with Europe from 1945-2005.

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  • Britain and Religion in the 20th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University examines how the UK's relationship with religion has changed in the 20th Century and the significance of this change.

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  • 19th Century Religious Movements

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Janice Holmes of the Open University looks at the significance of the religious movements in the 19th century in producing social and political change in the UK.

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  • The Chartists

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans examines the development of the Chartist movement and its legacy.

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  • Early British Radicals

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans looks at the early British radicals from Thomas Paine and Mary Wollenstoncraft to the Peterloo Massacre and the Reform Crisis.

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  • The Great War and the Easter Rising

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Fearghal McGarry of Queens University Belfast discusses the Easter Rising.

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  • Margaret Thatcher and her Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Eric Evans looks at the rise, fall and legacy of Margaret Thatcher's premiership.

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  • How did the UK Women's Movement develop and change after enfranchisement?

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Anne Logan of the University of Kent looks at how the Women's Movement developed and changed in the years subsequent to achieving the vote.

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  • The Movement for Irish Home Rule/Independence between 1891 & 1914

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Kelly looks at how the movement toward Home Rule and Independence developed between 1891 and 1914 and the divisions that it created within Ireland and within Britain.

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  • Second Wave Feminism in the UK

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ms Jean Spence looks at the origins, the development and the gains achieved by second wave feminism.

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  • Second Wave Feminism as a personal journey

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ms Jean Spence discusses how she discovered feminism and how being part of the feminist movement changed both hers and many other womens lives.

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  • Britain & Ireland in the early 19th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Gray of Queen's University Belfast looks at the origins of the demands for a change to the constitutional relationship between Britain and Ireland in the early 19th century and the factors that were leading to division between the Catholic and Protestant communities in this period.

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  • The Irish Famine

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Peter Gray examines the impact and significance of the Irish Famine and looks at why it was so devastating.

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  • The Development of the Irish Nationalist and Unionist Movements in the 19th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matthew Kelly of the University of Southampton discusses how the Nationalist and Unionist movements developed during the 19th century, looking at their initial objectives and the impacts these movements had on Anglo-Irish relations.

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  • The Origins of the Victorian Women's Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor June Hannam of the University of the West of England looks at the origins of the Victorian Women's Movement and how the movement developed in the 19th century

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  • UK 1964-79 - Domestic problems under the Labour and Conservative Governments

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Keith Laybourn of the University of Huddersfield discusses the key reasons for the growing domestic problems under the Labour and Conservative Governments 1964-79 and looks at the effectiveness of their response.

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