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International Playwriting Competition 2019

The only global competition for radio playwrights. 

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National Storytelling Week 2019

Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an abundance of free resources for National Storytelling Week.

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What is good writing?

Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course, What is good writing?, will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.

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What is good writing?

Does the idea of essay writing put you off the idea of studying? This free course, What is good writing?, will help you to realise that essays are not to be feared. You will learn how important it is to answer the question that is set and that your style of writing is as communicative as possible.

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After the First World War: the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

Despite British troops not leaving Egypt until the 1950s, the first Egyptian Revolution actually happened in 1919. Dr John Slight digs into the tensions that united the Egyptian people after the First World War...

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The First World War continues: Britain’s dash for Mosul, Iraq, November 1918

After the armistice of 1918, why did the British occupy Mosul, Iraq? Dr John Slight looks at the continued hostilities in the Middle East after the guns fell silent on the Western Front.

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The First World War continues: Medina, Arabia, January 1919

When you think of the First World War, you may think of the Western Front or the dates 1914 - 1918, but did you know that this truly global war was still being fought in 1919 in the Middle East? Dr John Slight explains..

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David Bowie: identity is creativity

On what would have been Bowie's 72nd birthday, Frank Monaghan explores how his constant evolution wasn't just about changing the nature of his art - his reinventions were his art.

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Kropotkin, anarchism and geography: A discussion

What links geography to anarchism? Dr Philip O’Sullivan finds the surprising connection lies with a Russian prince who died nearly 100 years ago.

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How do musical instruments produce sound?

Alexander Kolassa looks at how we hear music and discusses the categories which musical instruments belong to.

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Beatrice Shilling (1909-1990)

Who was Beatrice 'Tilly' Shilling? Professor Carol Morris delves into the life of the gifted engineer.  

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Behind The Reputation

In this interactive, you’ll uncover the real people behind the icons. Does the reality of their life match up with their reputation?

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