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The making of Industrial Britain: A gradual revolution?

The making of Industrial Britain: A gradual revolution? Copyright free image 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.

Culture and the manufacturing industry, 1983

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Culture and the manufacturing industry, 1983 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Updated 04 Apr 2016
In 1983, the fight to retain a unique Irish speaking culture meant that jobs had to be created locally in manufacturing and tourism so that Irish...

OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2015
The time when the response to Monday was to ignore it. Then more free learning through the day.

Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more

Canals: The Making of a Nation - Find out more Copyrighted image Copyright: © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
Find out more about how the history of canals shaped a nation's financial system, workers' rights and civil engineering.

Canals: The Making of a Nation

Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Copyright: © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 Aug 2015
Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second...

Thinking Allowed: Gender inequality in China & Smokestack nostalgia

Thinking Allowed: Gender inequality in China & Smokestack nostalgia Copyrighted image Copyright: Dmitry Kalinovsky | Dreamstime.com
Updated 28 May 2014
Examining the pressures facing modern Chinese women and questioning the desire to reflect back and find value in our industrial past.

Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade

Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Feb 2014
Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade.