• Activity
  • 10 mins
  • Level 1: Introductory

Food timeline

Updated Wednesday 27th April 2005

What was the best thing before sliced bread came along? How did rationing affect eating habits throughout the UK? How did people survive before the microwave was invented? Our timeline puts the food on your plate into its historical context.

You need the Flash Player (version 6 or higher) to view this - download Flash. http://www2.open.ac.uk/openlearn/everwonderedfood/interactives/timeline.swf

Or, if you'd prefer, you can read the information on a standard webpage: Timeline: Just the facts.

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?

Other content you may like

Britain's Great War: Download your free 'The First World War Experienced' booklet Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license article icon

History & The Arts 

Britain's Great War: Download your free 'The First World War Experienced' booklet

From casualties to commemoration, explore the realities of war with this free booklet.

Article
Balance of power 1642 - 1645 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University article icon

History & The Arts 

Balance of power 1642 - 1645

Follow the shifting balance of power as the Civil War unfolds across England and Wales

Article
The picture in the attic - and what it reveals Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: photos.com article icon

History & The Arts 

The picture in the attic - and what it reveals

Don't take a painting at face value - there might be a bigger story held in that frame...

Article

History & The Arts 

Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage

This free course, Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage, looks at the Aberdulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides what should be preserved from the past as our heritage, who is this heritage for, and how should it be presented and explained?

Free course
2 hrs
Queen Victoria on the Chartists Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Engraving from True Stories of the Reign of Queen Victoria article icon

History & The Arts 

Queen Victoria on the Chartists

Agitation for extension of the franchise to all men was a feature of Victoria's reign, and the Queen and her advisors were alive to the possibility that some Chartists might try to advance their cause through an attack on her. That never happened, but as these extracts from her personal journal show, during the years of Chartist activity, the risk was never far from her mind.

Article
Early Modern European lives: Daniel Wörner Creative commons image Icon Vid Pogacnik under CC-BY-3.0 licence under Creative-Commons license article icon

History & The Arts 

Early Modern European lives: Daniel Wörner

Discover how Daniel Wörner came from humble beginnings to become the richest merchant in Nördlingen in the 1600s.  

Article
Modernism: The Revival (1993 - present) Creative commons image Icon Beatnic under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license article icon

History & The Arts 

Modernism: The Revival (1993 - present)

The mid 1990s saw Modernism reinvented and embraced once again.

Article
Finsbury Health Centre Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: josephy beuys hat under CC-BY-NC-ND licence article icon

History & The Arts 

Finsbury Health Centre

"Nothing is too good for the working classes" - hence the luxurious design of Finsbury Health Centre.

Article
Mapping slave history Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team article icon

History & The Arts 

Mapping slave history

We've put locations relating to Northern England's slave past onto our map. Find out more about the people involved in the north's slave history as you move around the map.

Article