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Welcoming our one-millionth visitor

On Saturday, 13 August 2022 we welcomed our one-millionth visitor to WA Museum Boola Bardip since opening in November 2020 ...
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The Developing History of Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies are still in the middle of their story – and it’s one that is precarious. Humans are still ...
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World War I Germany Had an Official Hate Song. Brits Made It a Joke.

The pen is mightier than the sword — or at least that’s what German officials during World War I were ...
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SYMHC Classics: Giorgio Vasari

This 2018 episode covers an artist and architect from 16th-century Italy. But what really made him famous was his writing ...
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Book Review: ‘Looking For the Good War’ by Elizabeth D. Samet

“Looking for the Good War”: American Amnesia and the Violent Pursuit of Happiness By Elizabeth D. Samet. 368 pp. Farrar, ...
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8 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Roman Medicine

Medicine in ancient Rome combined scientific knowledge with supernatural and religious beliefs. Roman doctors adopted many of the practices and ...
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8 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Roman Medicine

Medicine in ancient Rome combined scientific knowledge with supernatural and religious beliefs. Roman doctors adopted many of the practices and ...
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‘To the Uttermost Ends of the Earth’ Book Review

One of few notable naval clashes of the American Civil War, the June 19, 1864, Battle of Cherbourg, pitted two ...
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South Vietnamese Forces Honored in Catalog of Medals

Medals & Insignia of The Republic of Vietnam and Her Allies 1950-1975, by retired Army Col. Frank Foster, gives readers ...
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Why Asians came to Uganda

In the early 20th century, South Asians migrated to Uganda in search of a better life. Jamie Govani’s grandparents married ...
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The Leaflet Bomber

In 1971, young communist Bob Newland left the UK and headed to South Africa to take part in a secret ...
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“I Was A Stranger and You Welcomed Me”

Malcolm tells the story of how his parents and their friends sponsored three Vietnamese refugees, in the aftermath of the ...
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The Tangshan Earthquake

On 28 July 1976, one of the deadliest earthquakes in modern history hit the city of Tangshan in north-eastern China ...
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Inventing nicotine patches

By the 1990s, nicotine patches became commercially available all over the world but their origins go back to the early ...
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The Surkov leaks

In 2016, Ukrainian hackers leaked thousands of emails belonging to Russian President Vladimir Putin's right hand man, Vladislav Surkov. They ...
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Ukraine’s Revolution on Granite

In 1990, Ukrainian students went on a hunger strike that helped bring down the Soviet regime there. It took place ...
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Nigerian sitcom Papa Ajasco

In 1996, sitcom Papa Ajasco first hit Nigerian TV screens. Following the ups and downs of the Ajasco family – ...
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Episode 124: Junk Room

The Memory Palace is a member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode was originally released in the spring of 2018 ...
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When Will Met Grace

You thought the antics of Will, Grace, Jack and Karen were just harmless fun. Oh please. Revisionist History dives deep ...
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Leibniz (1646-1716) and the Curve of Quickest Descent – Professor Jan Van Maanen

The main speaker, Professor Jan van Maanen will discuss Leibniz (1646-1716) and the Curve of Quickest Descent The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham ...
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Why Businesses Fail and What Can Be Done About It – Morgen Witzel

Why do businesses fail and what can we do about it?: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/why-businesses-fail-and-what-can-be-done-about-it Businesses fail all the time. They either go broke, destroying value and throwing people out of work, or ...
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The London Accord Autumn Conference – Whose Brains? ESG Data and Intellectual Property [Part 2]

The London Accord Autumn Conference Whose Brains? ESG Data and Intellectual Property Hosted by City of London Corporation, Gresham College, Securities and Investment Institute, Tomorrow's Company, UKSIF - the Sustainable ...
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Geometry: A New Weapon in the Fight Against Viruses – Professor Reidun Twarock

The Joint London Mathematical Society/Gresham College Annual Lecture: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/geometry-a-new-weapon-in-the-fight-against-viruses Viruses like the common cold look like tiny footballs and mathematics can therefore help to understand how they form and evolve ...
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Joseph Haydn, Op 76 No 2 in D minor

This quartet is sometimes known as the "Quinten" or "Fifths" Quartet, because of the opening descending intervals in its first movement. This movement is tightly structured around the "fifths" motive, ...
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The Making of Modern Celebrity: Famous for fifteen minutes – and longer

The historian Daniel Boorstin famously defined a celebrity as "a person who is well-known for his well-knownness." A person who is famous for ...
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Time for a Change: Introducing irreversible time in economics

An exploration of the remarkable consequences of using Boltzmann's 1870s probability theory and cutting-edge 20th Century mathematics in economic settings. An understanding of risk, market stability and economic inequality emerges ...
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Haydn in London: Papa Haydn or genial revolutionary?

This concert looks at Haydn's posthumous reception and his influences on the other composers. Haydn taught Beethoven briefly on his return from London in 1795 and both Mozart and Beethoven ...
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Set Square and Stethoscope: The Architecture of London’s Medical Profession by Professor Simon Thurley

This lecture follows the architectural journey of the medical profession in the capital from a closed shop to a nationalised democratic institution. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture ...
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