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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • British & Irish Lesbian History in the 19th Century

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Emma Vickers of the University of Reading discusses British Lesbian History in the 19th Century and passionate friendship.

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  • Modern British Jewish History

    Podcast

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

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  • 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.

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  • British LGBT Community: Changes over the last 200 years

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt looks at how the lives of individuals within the LGBT community have changed over the last 200 years and asks: what accounts for this change?

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  • The British LGBT Civil Rights Movement: 1960-present

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt of the University of Sussex discusses The origins and devlopment of the British LGBT Civil Rights Movement.

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  • British LGBT History: 1914-1960

    Podcast

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

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  • 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.

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  • The British Armenian community

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ara Iskanderian looks at the history of the British Armenian community and how it developed over the 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Stana Nenadic  looks at Artisans and the craft economy in Scotland c.1780-1914 and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • The Scottish Textile and Craft Industries

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Professor Stana Nenadic of the University of Edinburgh discusses the Scottish textile industry, the craft and artisan economy in Scotland and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.

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  • South Asian British History 1900-1947

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee examines South Asian British History from 1900 to 1947.

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    Podcast

    Just before the talk was due to start in Hillhead Library a young librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double booked and about to be asked to leave. But no! She announced that the speakers, Peter and Sue Mowforth, had...

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