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History and the arts

History and the arts

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A collection of interesting courses and other resources if you have an interest in Welsh history. Take a journey through defining moments in Welsh history, how to study and research history as well as the opportunity to have a deeper insight into the legal system in Wales. There are links to the resources produced alongside the celebrated TV co-productions of Histories of Wales and the Story of Wales with BBC Wales.

  • Small country, big history; themes in the history of Wales

    Small country, big history; themes in the history of Wales

    The course reveals source materials for a number of topics in Welsh history from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries. It looks at the way historians do their work by aligning these sources with the writings of major historians of Wales. It allows you to decide whether these writings provide an accurate interpretation of the evidence.

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    Course

    10 hrs

  • Welsh history and its sources

    Welsh history and its sources

    This is a free teaching and learning resource for anyone interested in Welsh history. It contains study materials, links to some of the most important institutions that contribute to our understanding of the history of Wales, and a pool of resources that can help you understand Welsh history and the way it is studied.

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    Course

    24+ hrs

  • Story of Wales

    Story of Wales

    Produced alongside the OU and BBC Wales production of The Story of Wales, here you will find further information about each episode.

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    Article

  • Histories of Wales

    Histories of Wales

    Histories of Wales is a BBC Radio Wales series about how the past has made the people of Wales who they are today. Here you find further information about each episode.

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    Article

  • Introduction to law in Wales

    Introduction to law in Wales

    The study unit gives a brief overview of the legal history in Wales from the 12th century, followed by an overview of devolution and referendums, the law making powers of the Welsh Assembly and the possible future for legal Wales.

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    Course

    8 hrs

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