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Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade article icon

History & The Arts 

Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade

What effects did the slave trade have on Africa? How did it develop the Americas? Could Britain have industrialised without the slave trade? Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade.

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The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade

Dr Will Hardy examines Britain's role in the Atlantic slave trade at its height during the eighteenth century.

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History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 16th February 2016

A resort which has attracted visitors for 10,000 years, and a look back at our work with BBC Three during its years as a TV channel. Then more free learning through the day.

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Standards for better cotton

The Better Cotton Initiative, BCI, is an organization looking at global cotton-production standards. Ruchira Joshi, one of the Programme Directors at BCI, explains what they do.

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A brief history of... business collapses

Devendra Kodwani, Lecturer in Finance at The Open University Business School shows the parallels between the bank crisis and previous business meltdowns. Can we learn any lessons?

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Science, Maths & Technology 

DIY: Experiments with Natural Dyes

Step-by-step guide on how to make your own natural dye, part of the BBC/OU's programme website for Rough Science 1

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Science, Maths & Technology 

Shanghai Noon

Robert Llewellyn and Dr Jonathan Hare take on Hollywood Science, testing the science that filmgoers take for granted. Here they look at the science behind Jackie Chan urinating on fabric in the film Shanghai Noon

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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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