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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  • 19th Century Religious Movements

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

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    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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  • Margaret Thatcher and her Legacy

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

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  • The Great War and the Easter Rising

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

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  • The Irish War of Independence and the Civil War

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    In this podcast Dr Fearghal McGarry examines the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War.

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  • The Irish Famine

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    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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  • Britain & Ireland in the early 19th Century

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    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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  • Second Wave Feminism as a personal journey.

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    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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  • Second Wave Feminism in the UK

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

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

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    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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  • UK Women's Movement: How did Women achieve the Vote?

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

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  • The Origins of the Victorian Women's Movement

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    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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  • Origins of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement

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    In this podcast Dr Stuart Aveyard of Queens University Belfast looks at the origins of the Northern Irish Civil rights movement that developed in the 60s and 70s and the impact of Bloody Sunday.

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

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

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

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    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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  • The Northern Irish Troubles and the Good Friday Agreement

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    In this podcast Dr Stuart Aveyard looks at how 'the Troubles' developed over the 1970s, 80s and 90s and discusses the key factors that led to the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.

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  • UK 1945-64 - Post War Consensus and the Welfare State

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    In this podcast Professor Keith Laybourn of the University of Huddersfield looks at the period 1945-64. What were the key forces that led to the welfare state and the post war consensuses? To what extent did this consensus transform the lives of British people?

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  • Britain and the domestic impact of World War II

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    In this podcast Dr Dan Todman of Queen Mary, University of London takes a chronological look at Britain's involvement in World War 2 and examines the domestic impact it had.

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