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  • The sharing economy

    By Dr Petr Jehlička

    How sharing and caring is the sharing economy? Petr Jehlička takes a critical look at the booming sector and traces...

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    12 Sep 2018

  • The sharing economy

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Sep 2018
    How sharing and caring is the sharing economy? Petr Jehlička takes a critical look at the booming sector and traces its hidden connections and contradictions.
  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health...

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    24 Jul 2018

  • London's 1818 public health crisis

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jul 2018
    200 years ago today, the Morning Post shared a report into a health crisis gripping London - and how public health solutions offered a way out of the mess.
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    Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

    By John C Murray

    How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Jul 2018

  • Charles Dickens and the dinosaurs

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jul 2018
    How was Charles Dickens influenced by Victorian interest in dinosaurs? John C Murray explores how Dickens might have been shaped by the work of Richard Owen...
  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    By Bob Everett

    The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer is a documentary series describing a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But...

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    16 Jul 2018

  • How London got its Victorian sewers

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Jul 2018
    The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer is a documentary series describing a major upgrade to London’s sewer network. But how did the existing system come into...
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    03 Apr 2018

  • Dropping the population bomb - 50 years of BBC environmental broadcasting, part two

    Introductory level Updated 03 Apr 2018
    How have the films and radio programmes broadcast by the BBC shaped how we understand environmental change issues? Joe Smith shares his journey through the...
  • Inventing the record business

    By Eva Moreda Rodríguez

    As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of...

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Inventing the record business

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    As Spotify prepares to float itself, Eva Moreda Rodríguez hails their distant ancestors. Uncover the early years of the recording industry
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    27 Mar 2018

  • Fifty years of BBC broadcasting about environmental change issues

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Mar 2018
    How have the films and radio programmes broadcast by the BBC shaped how we understand environmental change issues? Joe Smith shares his journey through the...
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    The Story Of Maths

    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.

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    29 Jan 2018

  • The Story Of Maths

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of humankind's relationship with numbers.
  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'

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    29 Jan 2018

  • Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

    Introductory level Updated 29 Jan 2018
    This documentary from the BBC explores the eccentric life of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer, the 'Enchantress of Numbers'
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    Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

    Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.

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    24 Jan 2018

  • Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2018
    Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.

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    Early modern Europe: an introduction

    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for historical study. Beginning with the upheavals of the Reformation...

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  • Early modern Europe: an introduction

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 12 Mar 2018
    The early modern period from 1500 to 1780 is one of the most engaging periods for...
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    The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most...

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    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
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    Medicine transformed: on access to healthcare

    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine in the twentieth century mean that everyone had access to good...

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    14 Apr 2016

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    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine...
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    Forth Road Bridge

    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth of Forth, but it is an incredible feat of engineering and is...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Feb 2016

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    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth...
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    The incredible shrinking chip

    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    18 Jan 2016

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    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest....
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    Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most dynamic centres of Enlightenment thinking? This free course, Science...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    15 Jan 2016

  • Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

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    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most...
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    Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century, examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Feb 2014

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    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th...