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Writing family history
History & The Arts

Writing family history

...family history. Some history is recalled in oral form, some in photographic and some in written form, as biographical or autobiographical evidence. Many aspects of this approach to writing are discussed in illuminating and perceptive depth, giving wide-ranging yet informative coverage of the topic. This material forms part of the course A173 Start writing family...
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History & The Arts

Tracing your family history

...family history. Even if you do discover that you are not the first to chronicle the story of your clan, check the details that have been uncovered already; it can't hurt to ensure that the details are actually correct. Once you’ve exhausted your family's store of knowledge - if not patience - it's time to look for other artefacts, such as personal letters, photographs,...
Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition
Languages

Bon départ: beginners’ French second edition

...Shopping video Buying a newspaper Staying Healthy 8 short snippets of people talking about what they do to stay healthy Origins and background video French speakers from non-metropolitan France speak about their origins and their family history Origins and background audio French speakers from non-metropolitan France speak about their origins and their family history...
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History & The Arts

War Memorials

...space. Our new online course, Heritage, whose heritage? (A180), gives a more fulsome introduction. The two total wars of the twentieth century are the subject of the course Total war and social change: Europe 1914-55 (AA312). We also offer an appealing starter course for budding family historians, which covers some of these questions: Start writing family history (A173)....
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Language variety all but disappears from the Eurovision song contest

...family history rather than politics, as her own great-grandmother was one of the many deported. The big change this year is the way the votes will be announced and cast. In previous years, the votes from national juries have been merged with those of the local tele-voting thus producing the scores that each country awards. This year the scores announced will be those of...
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History & The Arts

Methods in Motion: Clashing loyalties

...family histories offer new insight on the public and private loyalties of active communists, notably those in positions of leadership whose duties to the Party were often thought to lead to neglect of family responsibilities; a commitment to equality did not end a gendered division of labour in the communist home. The range of papers and their rich contributions on the...
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Science, Maths & Technology

Dangoor Education

...family history of higher education. After this £1 million scholarships programme, the Foundation created the Eliahou Dangoor Scholarships which were named after Sir Naim Dangoor’s father. This fund sponsored 4,000 students applying to study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and invested £4 million into higher education, with further matched...
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Education & Development

The nature of history

...history has improved over the years...Find out more about The Open University's History courses and qualifications [World War I soldiers [Posed by actors]] “I often think it odd that it should be so dull, for a good deal of it must be invention”: exclaimed Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, when discussing history. I hope to demonstrate to you and...