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History & The Arts

Horror and politics

How Ken Russell’s Gothic foregoes radical politics in favour of sex and necromancy.

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5 mins
20 things you might not know about Belfast article icon

History & The Arts

20 things you might not know about Belfast

Belfast is a fascinating place. Here are some facts about the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland...

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15 mins
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Society, Politics & Law

Sacred and secular

Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align in this short video series.

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1 hr
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History & The Arts

The Belfast linen industry

A trip to the tailors reveals the true fabric of Belfast history.

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10 mins
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History & The Arts

How I wrote Frankenstein

In this extract from the preface to the third edition of Frankenstein, published in 1831, Mary Shelley explains how she came to write her most famous novel.

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5 mins
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OpenLearn Ireland

Murals in Belfast

Murals capture snapshots of key moments of Belfast's political history that are key to understanding the various communities present in the city.

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5 mins
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History & The Arts

Is ‘Barbenheimer’ going to save cinema?

Did the social media hype around the theatrical release of ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ save the box office during a difficult time for the film industry?

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5 mins
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Society, Politics & Law

Sacred and secular: Revd Robin Gibbons

Can empowerment of minority religious communities come from acknowledgement from the law and majority groups?

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10 mins
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Society, Politics & Law

Sacred and secular: Judge Thomas Griffith

Preserving religious rights and the religious clauses in the United States Constitution are discussed in this video with Judge Thomas B. Griffith. 

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10 mins
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History & The Arts

MK gallery

Step behind the scenes and into the vibrant world of MK Gallery with this collection of interviews with some of its staff members. Hear about their career journeys, and find out what the Gallery does to reach a wider range of people and to engage with different communities.

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5 mins
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History & The Arts

Perseus: what’s in a name?

As the Perseid Meteor Shower reaches its annual peak, Dr Joanna Paul, a Lecturer in Classical Studies, lifts the lid on the details behind its namesake, Perseus, a mythological character whose story has been told time and time again.

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10 mins
Titty or Tatty: What's in a name? article icon

Languages

Titty or Tatty: What's in a name?

Quite a lot, as it turns out. Severine Hubscher-Davidson explores why texts need to change with the times - and why some things are better left untouched.

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5 mins