Category Archives: Teaching

Rethinking our global past: new edition of BBC’s ‘World Histories’ magazine

Do you need a glossy but stylish history magazine to dip into during those precious quiet moments in our busy lives? The publishers of the very popular BBC History magazine, a monthly publication which investigates all aspects of history and the … Continue reading

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Trump versus Roosevelt: two leaders compared

The American fascination with, or possibly contempt for, Donald Trump’s election as President has spawned a new wave of documentaries and newspaper articles by commentators attempting to compare Trump to Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919). Trump’s victory, in the face of the opinion … Continue reading

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‘Hair Bought’: A brief history of hair

Over the last ten years in the UK there has been a plethora of books of historic photographs. Their titles are invariably and deliberately evocative, and include: Britain’s Lost Cities; Lost Victorian Britain; and Lost London, 1870-1945. Their production and consumption … Continue reading

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