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Armistice Day

The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For the centenary of this, here's a collection of resources to commemorate and remember these events.

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Ada Lovelace Day

Marking the day celebrating Ada Lovelace, discover the intriguing story of her life, Charles Babbage, and their role in the 19th century development of the computer.

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Women in mathematics: The history behind the gender gap

The belief women were not capable of doing serious mathematics proved extremely hard to shift. Dr June Barrow-Green looks at the challenges and successes of women in mathematics.

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What do you know about the gender gap in maths?

Mathematics can be hard enough without having to face any additional challenges. Discover what issues women have had to overcome to gain equality.

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Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

This free course concentrates on Sam Selvon's twentieth-century novel, The Lonely Londoners. It considers the depiction of migration in the text as well as Selvon's treatment of memory as a vital part of the migrant's experience.

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Sam Selvon, The Lonely Londoners

This free course concentrates on Sam Selvon's twentieth-century novel, The Lonely Londoners. It considers the depiction of migration in the text as well as Selvon's treatment of memory as a vital part of the migrant's experience.

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What was the impact of 'Spanish flu' on the armistice?

Flu claimed a number of lives as the First World War was ending. This article taken from our Timewatch series explores how devestating the influenza outbreak really was...

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Business English: Presenting the decision

Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting the decision, will help you with the language difficulties that can ----- while providing assistance with the practicalities of moving your company and relocating its employees. You will also learn how other companies have approached this task.

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Business English: Presenting the decision

Do you want to relocate to the UK? This free course, Business English: Presenting the decision, will help you with the language difficulties that can ----- while providing assistance with the practicalities of moving your company and relocating its employees. You will also learn how other companies have approached this task.

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Business English: Presenting the decision

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Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November? article icon

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Why do we have a two minutes’ silence on 11th November?

Have you ever wondered where the two minutes' silence originated? Has the practice stayed unchanged since 1919? Find out here...

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The Experience and Memory of 11 November 1918

Were the British people as jubilant as some newspapers depict on the day of the Armistice in 1918? Vincent Trott explores the mixed feelings at the end of the First World War. 

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The Armistice in Fiction: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

How are celebration, silence and ambiguity used to depict the armistice in A Man Could Stand Up - volume 3 of Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford?

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