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COP26 and the Glasgow Pact...one small step article icon

Nature & Environment 

COP26 and the Glasgow Pact...one small step

Some of the 27,000 children born during the two weeks of COP26 will be 71 years old on the 100th Anniversary of the Rio 1992 Earth Summit. As that generation retells the story of how the nations of the world worked together to eventually limit dangerous global heating, Glasgow’s COP26 will be worth a mention.

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Early reflections from Glasgow on COP26 article icon

Nature & Environment 

Early reflections from Glasgow on COP26

Chief OU observer ‘optimistic’ after the first three days.

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History & The Arts 

Race and place

How does your background and childhood experiences impact on your sense of identity? Poet Jackie Kay explores through poetry.

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Section 2: Red Clydeside and Glasgow 1919: Setting the Context article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Section 2: Red Clydeside and Glasgow 1919: Setting the Context

World War One and in the years that followed, the UK witnessed the outbreak of a number of large-scale disputes, strikes and protests across the UK and Ireland. The Clydeside region was one of the most significant industrial centres in the entire UK and, thus, no exception...

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Section 1: Introducing ‘Red Clydeside’ article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Section 1: Introducing ‘Red Clydeside’

Our Red Clydeside collection focuses on the arguments and controversies around the Battle of George Square, Glasgow 1919. Find out more about our free learning resource...

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Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919 article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Revisiting Red Clydeside: 'Bloody Friday': The Battle of George Square, Glasgow, 1919

On January 31st 1919 a violent confrontation between the police and striking Glasgow workers took place in George Square. 100 years on, this collection explores the events that lead to 'Bloody Friday' and the legacies of the Red Clydeside period.

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Why Glasgow’s ‘Bolshevist Uprising’ in 1919 wasn’t quite the red threat to UK many believed article icon

History & The Arts 

Why Glasgow’s ‘Bolshevist Uprising’ in 1919 wasn’t quite the red threat to UK many believed

Dr Gerry Mooney delves into the midst of Glasgow’s ‘Bolshevist Uprising’, 1919.

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Section 4: Enduring Controversies around Glasgow 1919: (Mis)representing Red Clydeside? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Section 4: Enduring Controversies around Glasgow 1919: (Mis)representing Red Clydeside?

Red Clydeside has given rise to many competing historical interpretations, arguments and 'alternative facts'. How can we make sense of these continuing debates?

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Section 3: Red Clydeside: Key Issues and Key Events article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Section 3: Red Clydeside: Key Issues and Key Events

Explore the background to the struggles of Red Clydeside.

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Section 6: Introduction to Learning Resources on Red Clydeside article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Section 6: Introduction to Learning Resources on Red Clydeside

Enjoyed our collection on the Red Clydeside? Check out more learning resources...

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Section 5: Legacies: Does Red Clydeside still matter today? article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Section 5: Legacies: Does Red Clydeside still matter today?

In what ways did the socialist ethos of Red Clydeside continue to inspire protests in Scotland a century later?

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History & The Arts 

The People on the Notes: Adam Smith

Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations, has been the face of the £20 note since 2007. But have we got the wrong idea about his impact on the history of ideas?

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