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Breaking News: Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo article icon

History & The Arts 

Breaking News: Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo on 18th June, 1815, is a key date in British history. But how was it reported at the time? As you'd expect, not impartially...

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How did the USSR react to the bombing of Hiroshima? article icon

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How did the USSR react to the bombing of Hiroshima?

A meeting between the US ambassador and Stalin reveals what the Soviets felt about the bombing of Hiroshima - and Churchill's return to the Opposition benches.

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How do historians know about the past? video icon

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How do historians know about the past?

How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 

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10 mins
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Health, Sports & Psychology 

Film as a Historical Source

Alan Sennet explains why even though film is a valuable primary source, historians must subject it to rigorous interrogation.

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Quantitative and qualitative research in finance

What are the key features of qualitative and quantitative research in finance? What do they involve in practical terms, and what they can produce? This free course, Quantitative and qualitative research in finance, explores the underpinning methodologies, then looks at how research data are produced and how they are analysed. The course also includes case study interviews with active researchers and activities to help you understand data sources and sampling.

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10 hrs
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Queen Victoria on the Chartists

Queen Victoria and her advisors were alive to the possibility that some Chartists might try to attack her. These extracts from her personal journal show, during the years of Chartist activity, the risk was never far from her mind.

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Election days: 1868 - Herring and mutton

Why did Liberals wave herring in the streets on polling day in 1868?

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Exodus: The videos

A collection of clips from our award-winning programme Exodus: Our Journey To Europe, which explored first-hand the reasons why people make the choice to face the risks of migration.

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5 mins
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Election days: 1880 - Squabbling peers

The Peers of Scotland gather to select their representatives for the new Parliament of 1880. It's not a smooth process.

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Dementia in the first person: Dementia Diaries give a voice to people with dementia

The best experts in  a condition are the people living well with it.

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Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia Johnson explains what's at risk.

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Swept away: Brighton's Chain Pier collapses during a storm

A winter storm in 1896 battered Brighton's first pier, finishing off the already condemned structure. But newer attractions also took a hammering.

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