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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  • 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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  • 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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  • South Asian British History 1800-1900

    Podcast

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

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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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  • The Abolitionist Movement in Britain

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    In this podcast Dr Richard Huzzey of the University of Durham examines the history of the British Abolitionist Movement. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Dominic Gibson, Student Ambassador at the University of Kent.  

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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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  • 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.

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  • The British LGBT Civil Rights Movement: 1960-present

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    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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  • 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

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    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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  • 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.

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  • The Challenger Expedition

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    In this podcast Dr Jordan Goodman looks at the Challenger Expedition and its' scientific significance. The Challenger expedition of 1872 to 1876 was a scientific exercise that made many discoveries to lay the foundation of oceanography. The expedition was named after the mother vessel, HMS Challenger.

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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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  • The Church of England 1800-present

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    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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  • 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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  • 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 Historical Medicalization of Homosexuality & Transvestism

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Dr Tommy Dickinson of the University of Manchester, looks at the historical medicalization of homosexuality and transvestism.

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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 Irish War of Independence and the Civil War

    Podcast

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

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  • The Legacy of Chartism

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    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.

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