Podcast News

  • Podcast Series: Indian Independence movements

    15th August 2017

    70 years on from Indian Independence, we are delighted to release two new podcasts looking in depth at the movements that led to the historic events of August 1947. In the first podcast, Dr Pritipuspa Mishra from the University of Southampton questions to what extent the independence movement was a unified...

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  • The Rise of American Empire, 1865-1920


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  • The Han Dynasty: new podcast

    29th May 2017

    The Han Dynasty is one of the crucial periods in understanding Chinese History and much of current Chinese culture. The Dynasty lasted 400 years and was considered by many as a Golden Age. It is the Han people who are the largest ethnic group in modern China and many key...

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  • The Origins of the Spanish Civil War

    25th May 2017

    The Spanish Civil War was one of the most devastating wars to affect a European country during the twentieth century. It removed a monarchy, turned region on region and created a dictator. For a while the conflict in Spain became the rallying point for idealists and fighters from all over...

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    5th March 2017

    Just before our "Good Evening Sweetheart" talk (9th February) was due to start in Hillhead Library a young lady 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...

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  • Podcast Series: The Women's Movement

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  • The Alhambra Decree

    10th February 2017

    In March 1492, 525 years ago, the Spanish Catholic Monarchs Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon issued the Alhambra Decree. The decree issued an ultimatum that all of the Jews living in Spain had just four months to convert to Christianity or leave Spanish territory. There are...

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  • It's LGBT History month: how far have we come?

    1st February 2017

    The British Government has pardoned thousands of gay and bisexual men found guilty of sexual offenses that are no longer crimes. The Alan Turing Law recognises that these men approximately 49,000 of them had done nothing wrong.  In the last couple of decades civil rights for the LGBT community in...

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  • Cock-a-doodle doo: It's Chinese New year!

    31st January 2017

    Chinese New Year is celebrated for two weeks – what a party! There are 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac and each year is represented by one of the 12, this year it is the Rooster or bird that is in top position. Chinese New Year or Spring Festival as...

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  • How to use 'My Saved Resources'

    2nd December 2016

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