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  • After the First World War: the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

    By Dr John Slight

    Despite British troops not leaving Egypt until the 1950s, the first Egyptian Revolution actually happened in 1919. Dr...

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    18 Jan 2019

  • After the First World War: the 1919 Egyptian Revolution

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jan 2019
    Despite British troops not leaving Egypt until the 1950s, the first Egyptian Revolution actually happened in 1919. Dr John Slight digs into the tensions ...
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    15 Jan 2019

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Jan 2019
    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...
  • The First World War continues: Medina, Arabia, January 1919

    By Dr John Slight

    When you think of the First World War, you may think of the Western Front or the dates 1914 - 1918, but did you know...

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    14 Jan 2019

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

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Jan 2019
    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...
  • Kropotkin, anarchism and geography: A discussion

    By Dr Philip O'Sullivan, Andy Morris

    What links geography to anarchism? Dr Philip O’Sullivan finds the surprising connection lies with a Russian prince...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    07 Jan 2019

  • Kropotkin, anarchism and geography: A discussion

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    Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2019
    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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    Beatrice Shilling (1909-1990)

    By Professor Carol Morris

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

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    21 Dec 2018

  • Beatrice Shilling (1909-1990)

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

    By Dr Richard Jones, Dr Luc-André Brunet, Dr Neil Younger

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

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    19 Dec 2018

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    In this interactive, you’ll uncover the real people behind the icons. Does the reality of their life match up with their reputation?
  • Three reasons why sports people are worthy icons

    By Simon Rea

    Simon Rea outlines three reasons why sports people are important and iconic figures throughout our history. 

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    18 Dec 2018

  • Three reasons why sports people are worthy icons

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Dec 2018
    Simon Rea outlines three reasons why sports people are important and iconic figures throughout our history. 
  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    It's the centenary of the 1918 General Election which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote ...

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    14 Dec 2018

  • 100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

    Introductory level Updated 14 Dec 2018
    It's the centenary of the 1918 General Election which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time ever. Explore suffrage...
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  • The Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland - Download your free newspaper

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    Find out all the breaking news in the university edition of the The Street newspaper.
  • Happy halloween!

    Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary....

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    31 Oct 2018

  • Happy halloween!

    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 31 Oct 2018
    Delve into our spook-tacular articles, FREE courses and podcasts all related to Halloween and all things scary. Pretty ghoul, huh?

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    The First World War: trauma and memory

    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the subject of physical and mental trauma, its treatments and its...

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    In this free course, The First World War: trauma and memory, you will study the...
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    The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An...

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    12 Oct 2018

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    In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and...
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    Looking at, describing and identifying objects

    This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you to practise and develop your skills of observation and...

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    26 Jul 2018

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    This free course, Looking at, describing and identifying objects, will enable you...
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    Art and life in ancient Egypt

    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of his tomb-chapel to be painted with scenes depicting his afterlife,...

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    24 Apr 2018

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    Introductory level Duration 30 hours Updated 24 Apr 2018
    Around 1350 BC, the Egyptian grain accountant Nebamun commissioned the walls of...
  • Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin

    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is like to learn two ancient languages. It is for those who have...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Feb 2018
    The free course, Discovering Ancient Greek and Latin, gives a taste of what it is...
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    The Holocaust

    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is commonly known. The mass killing represented by the Holocaust...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    31 Jan 2018

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    This free course explores the Holocaust, as the destruction of European Jewry is...
  • Roaring Twenties? Europe in the interwar period

    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one imminent) over European society during the 1920s and 1930s, this free...

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    17 Oct 2017

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    While recognising the shadows cast by two world wars (one concluded and one...
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    Icarus: entering the world of myth

    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of the best-known myths from classical antiquity and its various re...

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    07 Aug 2017

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    This free course, Icarus: entering the world of myth, will introduce you to one of...
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    National identity in Britain and Ireland, 1780–1840

    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how have they developed over time? This free course, National identity...

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    25 Jul 2017

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    What is a ‘nation’? What is a ‘state’? Where have these ideas come from and how...
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    The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against...

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    21 Apr 2017

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    From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the...

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    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

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