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From the Footlocker: A German POW’s Postcard From a Soviet Camp

Q: My German grandmother gave me this document. Her two younger brothers served in the Wehrmacht. The older brother was ...
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Seven pseudoscorpion species believed to be new to science discovered

Seven pseudoscorpion species believed to be new to science have been discovered by our Head of Department and Curator (Arachnids ...
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Seven pseudoscorpion species believed to be new to science discovered

Seven pseudoscorpion species believed to be new to science have been discovered by our Head of Department and Curator (Arachnids ...
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The Origins of 7 Popular Sports

Lacrosse is older than the printing press. Golf was invented before Abraham Lincoln was born, but basketball didn’t exist until ...
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Party Like it’s 1862: The Black Hat Brigade’s Raucous Party Along the Rappahannock

Thunderous artillery fire echoed off the hills of the Rappahannock River valley. The early morning blasts delivered by 36 cannons ...
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Party Like it’s 1862: The Black Hat Brigade’s Raucous Party Along the Rappahannock

Thunderous artillery fire echoed off the hills of the Rappahannock River valley. The early morning blasts delivered by 36 cannons ...
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M54 Gun Truck: The Savior of the Support Convoy

On Sept. 2, 1967, a Viet Cong company ambushed an 8th Transportation Group truck convoy outside Pleiku in South Vietnam’s ...
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A 19th Century Black Success Story: The Downing Family

A wonder of the New World, the vast oyster beds supported by the great estuaries of the mid-Atlantic shore allowed ...
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A 19th Century Black Success Story: The Downing Family

A wonder of the New World, the vast oyster beds supported by the great estuaries of the mid-Atlantic shore allowed ...
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Hallowed Ground: Americans vs. Germans at Blanc Mont Ridge

The U.S. 2nd Infantry Division’s capture of heavily defended German positions on France’s Blanc Mont Ridge on Oct. 3–10, 1918, ...
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The last Viceroy of India

The daughter of the last British Viceroy in India, Lord Mountbatten, remembers the transfer of power in 1947. Lady Pamela ...
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India’s Partition – Part One

The partition of India led to millions of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs fleeing their homes amid horrific violence. This is ...
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The nightclub that changed Ibiza

In June 1973, the nightclub Pacha opened in Ibiza. Other clubs with the capacity to fit thousands of people on ...
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Discovering Hale Bopp

Hale Bopp is one of the most widely observed comets of the 20th century. Its discovery in 1995 resulted in ...
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Indonesia’s forest fires

Twenty five years ago in Indonesia, some of the worst forest fires in history devastated the environment and resulted in ...
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Sweden’s pronoun battle

Sweden has a long history of championing LGBTQ+ rights. But campaigners spent years battling to get the gender-neutral personal pronoun ...
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The resignation of President Nixon

On 8 August 1974 Richard Nixon became the first US president in history to resign from office, following the Watergate ...
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The return of Asians to Uganda

When President Yoweri Museveni came to power in 1986, he encouraged exiled Asians to return to Uganda and reclaim their ...
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The city shaped by Ugandan Asians

Thousands of Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972, settled in the UK and many made Leicester their home ...
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The exodus of Asians from Uganda

In 1972, the dictator Idi Amin announced that all Asians had just 90 days to leave Uganda. Teacher Nurdin Dawood, ...
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Greenness and UK Environmental Challenges – Professor Carolyn Roberts

The world faces environmental challenges from global to local levels. Well-rehearsed but impenetrable issues, include the increased likelihood of damage to life and infrastructure from climate change; carbon management policies ...
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Keep it Short

J S Bach Magnificat The art of being succinct is not one always associated with the works of Bach; in his compact setting of the Magnificat he employs economy and ...
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Joseph Haydn, Op 76 No 1 in G major

Haydn's Op. 76, the last set of six quartets he composed, are generally recognised as the pinnacle of his writing in the genre. They were completed in 1796-7 and published ...
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Current Trends in European and Middle Eastern Mortality

Speakers present the current ‘state-of-the-art’ of mortality studies in the UK, Europe and beyond, with consideration to the influence of Graunt ...
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Why we see what we do

The visual system has developed to allow us to navigate in a complex and dangerous world in order to find food and to avoid danger. This survival system works by ...
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Haydn in London – London: The place to be seen and heard

This concert will explore Haydn's visit to London and recreate the type of programme what would have been heard at the legendary Salomon Concerts in Hanover Square. Salomon was instrumental ...
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The London Accord Spring Conference – Climate Change: Structuring Cleantech Investment

THE LONDON ACCORD SPRING CONFERENCE Climate Change: Structuring Cleantech Investment The Conference will address issues related to the development of investment instruments for infrastructure and the low carbon economy. Keynote ...
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Remember Me

Memorability is sometimes achieved by the simple technique of repetition, in addition to more high-flown inspiration. Some of the simplest sustaining devices of great music are ground bass, ostinato or ...
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Bach’s Orgelbuchlein (‘Little Organ Book’) – Richard Townend

Bach's title page to the Orgelbüchlein reads: "Little organ book in which guidance is given to an inquiring organist in how to accomplish a chorale [prelude] in all kinds of ...
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