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Behind the Scenes Minis: Diesel and Ibn Khaldūn

Holly and Tracy talk about the gossipy nature of press coverage about men like Rudolph Diesel. The gap between Ibn ...
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Book Review: ‘Hollywood Victory’ by Christian Blauvelt

hollywood victory The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II By Christian Blauvelt. 228 pp. Running Press, 2021, $30 ...
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Herpetology – the study of amphibians and reptiles in action at the Museum of Geraldton

As part of National Science Week 2022, the Museum of Geraldton are featuring three Western Australian herpetologists for Public Talk: ...
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Herpetology – the study of amphibians and reptiles in action at the Museum of Geraldton

As part of National Science Week 2022, the Museum of Geraldton are featuring three Western Australian herpetologists for Public Talk: ...
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National Science Week 2022 at the Museum of the Goldfields

The Museum of the Goldfields is hosting an exciting National Science Week (13 – 21 August) program that has a ...
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National Science Week 2022 at the Museum of the Great Southern

The Museum of the Great Southern is hosting an exciting National Science Week (13 – 21 August) program that has ...
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‘Hitler Wine’ Spotted in Italian Shops, Sparks Outrage

An Italian winemaker has uncorked a blitzkrieg of controversy after his grotesquely Nazi-themed bottles have hit it big with German ...
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How Civil War Cooks Kept Soldiers Healthy With History’s Worst Vegetables

“Eat your vegetables.” Parents use the phrase today in a desperate effort to get their children to eat something besides ...
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Beefing Up the Huey

As early as 1962, American helicopter crews providing fast troop transport for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam discovered ...
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How Did This Famous Pilot End Up in an Apple Orchard?

In May 1926, a 23-year-old newspaper reporter named John K. Ottley tried to put Atlanta, Georgia, on the aviation map ...
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Angkor Wat

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the largest and arguably the most astonishing religious structure on Earth, built for Suryavarman II ...
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The Soviet James Bond

The most successful TV spy series ever to be broadcast in the USSR, went on air in 1973. The central ...
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Who shot JR?

Dallas was already a hit American TV series in 1980. But when its leading man, JR, was shot, the reaction ...
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Madhur Jaffrey’s ‘Indian Cookery’

A ground-breaking Indian cookery programme broadcast on the BBC, launched 40 years ago. It was presented by actor turned food ...
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The school for telenovela stars

In 1987, broadcaster Televisa set up a drama school in Mexico City to train actors for its hugely popular telenovelas, ...
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Star Struck

A legendary Hollywood mogul, a famous author, a fatal drunk driving accident, and a brilliant bit of screenwriting, left on ...
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The man who invented the Pill

In 1951, in a lab in Mexico City, Austrian chemist Dr Carl Djerassi created a synthetic hormone from wild yams ...
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When Tunisia led on women’s rights

In 1956, Tunisia became the first country in the Muslim world to legalise civil divorce and abortion. President Bourguiba also ...
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Poland’s strict abortion law

In 1993 Poland introduced some of the most stringent abortion laws in Europe. It followed the fall of Communism in ...
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How abortion was legalised in Great Britain

In the 1960s, a young mother, Diane Munday became well-known in Britain for her work demanding abortion rights for women ...
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Genius or Madness?

"Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide" (Dryden). There often seems to be a link between creativity and mental illness. Many great ...
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Early Christianity and Today: some shared questions

The Most Reverend and Right Honorable the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury discusses and dissolves the assumptions and accusations that the early Christian Church sometimes has to face. In doing so, ...
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Seminar: The British and American Constitutions

New York University in London jointly with Gresham College An opportunity to discuss in depth some issues raised at the public lecture on 16 Aril 2008. This event will be ...
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Leadership and Change: Prime Ministers in the Post-War World – Blair

Professor The Lord Giddens Response by Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE FBA This is a part of the series Leadership and Change: Prime Ministers in the Post-War World. The other lectures ...
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Panel Discussion: Why Macroeconomics Needs A Rethink

A panel discussion including questions to panel members from the audience. The panel includes: John Greenwood George Tait Professor Richard Werner And is chaired by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli The ...
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After Iraq: Shall we ever Intervene again? – Lord Ashdown KBE

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats, the Rt Hon Lord Ashdown KBE, recently stood down as the International Communities' High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his time there, ...
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Britten and Auden: Inventive Days, inebriated nights at 7 Middagh Street, Brooklyn

In 1936, Britten and Auden established a friendship and creative partnership whilst working at the GPO film unit in Blackheath, London, producing iconic films such as "Night Mail." With war ...
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Haydn in London – The Enlightenment and Revolution

Haydn was the most famous composer of his day. By the time he visited London in 1791-95, he was a celebrity courted by the monarchy and his music was widely ...
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Gresham’s Law in Economics: Background to the Crisis

Sir Thomas Gresham said that "bad money drives out good". In Economics, bad theory has driven out good. This fact shaped the decisions of bankers and regulators and thus serves ...
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