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  • Mashing up the Union Jack Creative commons image Icon Gil Mualem-Doron under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Mashing up the Union Jack

    By Dr Giota Alevizou

    Can Gil Doron’s intriguing proposals to remix different heritages in a national flag aid processes of cultural...

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    10 mins

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    09 Jan 2018

  • Mashing up the Union Jack

    Mashing up the Union Jack Creative commons image Icon Gil Mualem-Doron under CC-BY licence under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Jan 2018
    Can Gil Doron’s intriguing proposals to remix different heritages in a national flag aid processes of cultural syncretism?
  • The Story Of Maths Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Story Of Maths

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

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    08 Jan 2018

  • The Story Of Maths

    The Story Of Maths Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC New content
    Introductory level Updated 08 Jan 2018
    Marcus DuSautoy explores the long, surprising history of man's relationship with numbers.
  • Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    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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    21 Nov 2017

  • Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story

    Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Nov 2017
    Gabriel Weston investigates the world of the forensic scientist and the murders they've helped to solve.
  • Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds Creative commons image Icon Flickr under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Nov 2017

  • Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds

    Syria, Spitsbergen and Seeds Creative commons image Icon Flickr under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Nov 2017
    How are the civil war in Syria, the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, and the future of the world’s food supplies connected? 
  • Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under Creative-Commons license

    Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October

    By Mike Richards

    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Oct 2017

  • Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October

    Ada Lovelace Day: 10th October Creative commons image Icon Wikimedia under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Oct 2017
    Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of...
  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Jul 2017

  • Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical

    Introducing the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Library, London under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Jul 2017
    Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the anniversary, here's Newton's original...
  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most...

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    10 May 2017

  • Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity

    Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 10 May 2017
    In Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity, Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature’s most mysterious force - electricity.
  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    By Rhys James Jones

    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    19 Apr 2017

  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...
  • Earth from above, 18th Century style Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Carrington & Bowles

    Earth from above, 18th Century style

    By Dr Lily Ford

    Hot air ballooning gave people the first chance to gaze down on the planet from the heavens - and quickly became a...

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Earth from above, 18th Century style

    Earth from above, 18th Century style Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Carrington & Bowles
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Hot air ballooning gave people the first chance to gaze down on the planet from the heavens - and quickly became a battleground between science and spectacle...
  • Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann
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    13 Apr 2017

  • Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view

    Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Across the late 18th and 19th centuries, the public embraced the magic of the panorama - a clamour which owed a lot to the popularity of hot air ballooning.

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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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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective

    The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly...
  • 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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    15 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • Medicine transformed: on access to healthcare

    Medicine transformed: on access to healthcare Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine...
  • 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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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Forth Road Bridge

    Forth Road Bridge Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 05 Feb 2016
    Scotland's Forth Road Bridge may not be the most beautiful bridge over the Firth...
  • 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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    1 hour

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2016

  • The incredible shrinking chip

    The incredible shrinking chip Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 18 Jan 2016
    One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest....
  • 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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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2016

  • Science in the Scottish Enlightenment

    Science in the Scottish Enlightenment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
    How is it that a small, poor country in northern Europe became one of the most...
  • 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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    10 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Feb 2014

  • Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century

    Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Feb 2014
    This free course, Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th...