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Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia: Intellectuals At the Margins article icon

Society, Politics & Law

Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia: Intellectuals At the Margins

Raymond Williams and Leonardo Sciascia, both born in 1921, were two notable intellectuals, novelists and critics. Geoff Andrews explores their lives and legacies in this article. 

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La historia del español en unos seis minutos

¿Cuándo se empezó a hablar español? ¿De dónde vienen palabras como siesta, cerveza o paella? ¿Qué lenguas han influido en el español? 

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5 mins
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Los sonidos del Español en su historia

Se presenta a continuación una selección de textos correspondientes a distintas etapas de la historia de la lengua española, a partir de los cuales se puede observar su evolución.

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15 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology

Beyond belief: talking to the dead

Are paranormal experiences real? Can being 'spiritual' help with the way you feel about death, dying and grief? This film interactive delves into spiritual healing and your views on life after death...

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History & The Arts

VE Day

This year (2021) marks the 76 years since Europe celebrated the end of the Second World War, so we've put together a variety of resources on this time in history.

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The history of Spanish in about six minutes

How old is Spanish? Where do words like siesta, cerveza or paella come from? What languages have influenced Spanish the most? 

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5 mins
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How Spanish sounded across its history

Listen to a selection of texts from different periods of the history of Spanish and see how the language has evolved.

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15 mins
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History & The Arts

Star Wars: Myth and fairy tale

What storytelling styles and genres can be applied to Star Wars? Sara Haslam investigates...

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History & The Arts

Black Majority Churches (BMCs) and the transformation of British Christianity

John Maiden explores Black and Minority Ethnic expressions of the Christian tradition while Sheena Daley gives a personal reflection on Black Christian Churches...

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40 mins
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History & The Arts

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 

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5 mins
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History & The Arts

The Persians by Aeschylus

In this animation of the Greek tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.

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5 mins
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Helen Cammock and the art of storytelling

The artist Helen Cammock discusses how her art has transformed from using herself as a conduit for conversations about race to ‘the collective’ in this film. In the article below Philip Seargeant explores how art can operate as a form of storytelling, different to political or media storytelling.

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10 mins