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

Sort by: Date (Newest first) | Title A-Z
Show: All | Articles | Podcasts | Multipage Articles
  • Darwin and the Origin of Species

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at how Darwin developed his theory of evolution by natural selection and the significance of his publication: The Origin of Species.

    Click to view
  • Charles Darwin's Early Life & the Voyage of the Beagle

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project look at Darwin's early life, education and the Voyage of the Beagle.

    Click to view
  • Darwin: Human Evolution & Darwin's Legacy

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jim Secord and Dr Alison Pearn of the Darwin Correspondence Project examine the significance of the publication of Darwin's 'The Descent of Man', theological controversy, Darwin's family and Darwin's legacy.

    Click to view
  • The Life & Significance of Alan Turing

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Dr Tommy Dickinson of the University of Manchester, discusses the life and significance of Alan Turing.

    Click to view
  • Magna Carta today

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Justin Fisher discusses why Magna Carta is still significant today.

    Click to view
  • The Legacy of Chartism

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Penelope Corfield looks at the legacy of the Chartist Movement, links to later political movements and discusses what the fate of the Chartist Movement can tell us about the difficulties in organising sustained protests and campaigning from outside the political system.

    Click to view
  • African and Caribbean British Political Activists

    Podcast

    In this podcast Marika Sherwood look at the history of African and Caribbean Political Activists in the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

    Click to view
  • An Introduction to 20th Century African and Caribbean British History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Hakim Adi gives an introduction to 20th Century African and Caribbean British History.

    Click to view
  • An Introduction to 19th Century African and Caribbean British History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Hakim Adi of the University of Chichester gives an introduction to 19th Century African and Caribbean British History.

    Click to view
  • The British Humanist Association

    Podcast

    In this podcast Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association looks at the origins and history the British Humanist Association.

    Click to view
  • South Asian British History 1800-1900

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee discusses 19th century South Asian British History.

    Click to view
  • The Catholic British Community 1800-present.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Michael Hodgetts examines the development of the British Catholic Community from 1800 to the present day.

    Click to view
  • Britain's Sikh Communities

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Sikh communities.

    Click to view
  • Britain's Hindu Communities

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Emerita Eleanor Nesbitt of the University of Warwick discusses the history of Britain's Hindu communities.

    Click to view
  • The British Muslim Community

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray of Cardiff University looks at the growth and development of the British Muslim Community.

    Click to view
  • The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

    Podcast

    In this podcast Kate Hudson, the General Secretary of CND, looks at the history of CND in the 20th and 21st Century.

    Click to view
  • British LGBT History: 1914-1960

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Matt Cook of Birkbeck, Univeristy of London examines British LGBT History from 1914-1960.

    Click to view
  • Modern British Jewish History

    Podcast

    In this podcast Paula Kitching looks at the history of the British Jewish Community from 1800.

    Click to view
  • The Church of England 1800-present

    Podcast

    In this podcast the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Dean, Fellow, and Director of Studies in Theology at King's College looks at the history of the Church of England from 1800 and it's changing role in British society.

    Click to view
  • British LGBT History: 1800-1914

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sean Brady of Birkbeck, University of London looks at British LGBT History from 1800-1914.

    Click to view