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Education & Development

Art history in Wales

YXM130 Example subject pathway created by Martin Weller, Chair of the Open Qualifications.

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History & The Arts

Life After Death

Suzanne Newcombe discusses what happens to us after we die in this short video..

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Health, Sports & Psychology

A reader's guide to The Luzhin Defence

Vladimir Nabokov's 1930 novel The Luzhin Defence follows a chess master and his decline in mental health.

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5 mins
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History & The Arts

Ashura

Ashura is a day of commemoration in Islam. It occurs annually on the 10th of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, and is particularly significant for Shi‘a Muslims. Find out more about it in this article.

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History & The Arts

Poetry prescription

Feeling loving, adventurous or scared? Poetry Prescription will find you the perfect poem to reflect your mood. 

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History & The Arts

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice is the second and the larger of the two main holidays celebrated in Islam. This article explains more about the Hajj pilgrimage and the commemoration of the prophet Abraham.

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History & The Arts

Selling Empire: Further resources

 Details of further reading and websites to help you explore 'Selling Empire'.

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History & The Arts

Selling Empire: Introduction

Get an overview of our 'Selling Empire' articles, which explore the selling and marketing of the British Empire.

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Selling Empire: Epilogue – the slow death of heroism? article icon

History & The Arts

Selling Empire: Epilogue – the slow death of heroism?

This article traces the change from optimism over the Commonwealth and over Britain as a jet-age great power in the 1940s-50s, towards comedy and cynicism over empire by the 1960s. Starting with the Empire and Commonwealth Annuals of the early postwar years, it ends with Carry on Up the Khyber and the Flashman novels.

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History & The Arts

Selling Empire: Film

Read about how Empire Marketing Board filmmakers were given enormous scope to experiment and explore how this allowed them to progress from cheaply shot shorts on British topics to innovative films such as Song of Ceylon.

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History & The Arts

Selling Empire: Posters

Explore the Empire Marketing Board’s posters in more detail, starting with the Highways of Empire poster.

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History & The Arts

Selling Empire: The Empire Marketing Board

Explore the origins and role of one iconic Empire marketing institution – the Empire Marketing Board (EMB) was founded in May 1926 to encourage Empire trade, and given committees for research, marketing, and publicity.

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