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  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    By Dr Anna Plassart

    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Oct 2017

  • The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

    The People on the Notes: Adam Smith Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Bank of England
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 17 Oct 2017
    Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong idea about his impact on the history of...
  • How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: autmasko

    How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

    By Professor Rebecca Earle

    It can make chips. It can make mash. And the potato can even help create an entire political-economic system. Rebecca...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2017

  • How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism

    How the potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: autmasko
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2017
    It can make chips. It can make mash. And the potato can even help create an entire political-economic system. Rebecca Earle explains how.
  • Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Library Of Congress

    Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis!

    Following the death of MP Sir Simeon Stuart, 'Cato' circulated a flier imploring those who could vote to save Britain...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2017

  • Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis!

    Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Library Of Congress
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    Following the death of MP Sir Simeon Stuart, 'Cato' circulated a flier imploring those who could vote to save Britain from what appeared to be terminal...
  • Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Gentleman's Magazine

    Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148

    The radical John Wilkes had been pursued by the courts following his publication of a semi-pornographic parody of the...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Apr 2017

  • Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148

    Election days: 1769 - when 296 votes beat 1148 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Gentleman's Magazine
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Apr 2017
    The radical John Wilkes had been pursued by the courts following his publication of a semi-pornographic parody of the work of Alexander Pope. His supporters...
  • 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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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...
  • Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation

    By Mike Jay

    When Humphry Davy wanted to explore the properties of nitrous oxide, he decided the best way would be to experiment...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Feb 2017

  • Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation

    Humphry Davy, laughing gas and the era of self-experimentation Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Feb 2017
    When Humphry Davy wanted to explore the properties of nitrous oxide, he decided the best way would be to experiment upon himself.
  • The Origins of the Idea of the Industrial Revolution Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Sep 2016

  • The Origins of the Idea of the Industrial Revolution

    The Origins of the Idea of the Industrial Revolution Creative commons image Icon Wellcome Images under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Sep 2016
    Dr Will Hardy traces the origins of our traditional account of Britain’s “Industrial Revolution”
  • OpenLearn Live: 1st September 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rembrandt Peale

    OpenLearn Live: 1st September 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The American diplomat whose love was frustrated and his career no less so and eyewitnesses to the Great Fire of...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 1st September 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 1st September 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rembrandt Peale
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Aug 2016
    The American diplomat whose love was frustrated and his career no less so and eyewitnesses to the Great Fire of London. Free learning from across the day.
  • The making of Industrial Britain: A gradual revolution? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: William Williams

    The making of Industrial Britain: A gradual revolution?

    By Dr William Hardy

    Dr Will Hardy reflects on the long-term rise of economic modernity in Britain, and what contemporary perceptions may...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Aug 2016

  • The making of Industrial Britain: A gradual revolution?

    The making of Industrial Britain: A gradual revolution? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: William Williams
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Aug 2016
    Dr Will Hardy reflects on the long-term rise of economic modernity in Britain, and what contemporary perceptions may tell us.
  • OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Birmingham Museums Trust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 30th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon Birmingham Museums Trust under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.
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