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  • How radical was Martin Luther King?

    By Professor Paul Harvey

    His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Apr 2018

  • How radical was Martin Luther King?

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Apr 2018
    His message on civil rights was unequivocal - but Paul Harvey argues that in Martin Luther King's economic and social message was his greatest claim to...
  • 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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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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
  • Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home

    The war may have ended in November, but some men who had been captured were still facing a Christmas in the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1918 - At peace, but not at home

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    The war may have ended in November, but some men who had been captured were still facing a Christmas in the prison camps.
  • Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix

    In a weary editorial, the Daily Mirror frets that humanity's capacity for creating destruction might have wiped out...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1917 - Brotherhood and bombs don't mix

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    In a weary editorial, the Daily Mirror frets that humanity's capacity for creating destruction might have wiped out all sense of fraternity - unless this...
  • Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front

    Percival Philips scours France for good cheer - but it's hard to ignore the plight of those bombed out of their homes.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1916 - Festivities at the front

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Dec 2017
    Percival Philips scours France for good cheer - but it's hard to ignore the plight of those bombed out of their homes.
  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen as driven purely by greed.
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    Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers

    Small kindnesses for troops recovering from their injuries in Manchester - and a surfeit of pudding.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1914 - Gifts for injured soldiers

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Dec 2017
    Small kindnesses for troops recovering from their injuries in Manchester - and a surfeit of pudding.
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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

    By The Forensic Engineering team

    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Dec 2017

  • The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains

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    The Silver Bridge Disaster: Stresses and strains Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2017
    The 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge was a human tragedy - 46 people died - and an engineering mystery: why did a bridge built to last a century not make...
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    Thirty-seven winters of discontent

    By The OpenLearn team

    Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Dec 2017

  • Thirty-seven winters of discontent

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2017
    Since the original 1978/79 Winter Of Discontent, any setback at any time between late summer and Easter has been garlanded with the same grim title.
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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Nov 2017

  • How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War?

    How did a Scottish golf club shape how we remember the First World War? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Brideshead
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Nov 2017
    A meeting at a convalescence hospital brought together three men whose war poetry shaped how we view the First World War.
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