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The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade

The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2014
Dr Will Hardy examines Britain's role in the Atlantic slave trade.

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World Copyrighted image Copyright: Nathan Kendall/OFTV
Updated 03 Feb 2014
Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision.

OU on the BBC: Seven Ages Of Britain

OU on the BBC: Seven Ages Of Britain Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Sep 2013
David Dimbleby journeys through the nation’s past, from Iron Age pre-history to the present day. This is a history of British society told not...

Icons of Wales: Who's the missing icon?

Icons of Wales: Who's the missing icon? Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 01 Oct 2012
Which Welsh icon is missing from the Icons of Wales booklet? See suggestions from our panel and vote for your missing icon

OU on the BBC: Empire

OU on the BBC: Empire Copyrighted image Copyright: Dave Williams
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Feb 2012
Jeremy Paxman tells the remarkable story of the British Empire and how it shaped life today in the UK, the Commonwealth - and beyond.

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Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire

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Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
Historians on both sides of the Atlantic have argued that the empire was not an issue of popular interest in late nineteenth-century Britain and...

Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi

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Regina Jonas: the first female rabbi Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Advanced level Duration 35 mins Updated 27 Feb 2013
Regina Jonas (1902-1944), who is now widely recognised as the world’s first female rabbi, was ordained in Nazi Germany in 1935. However, for many...