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Beckett's Last Tapes
Beckett's Last Tapes
August 10 2019

Robert McCrum explores Samuel Beckett’s astonishing literary career through rare audio tape recordings from the 'Samuel Beckett Research Centre’ at the University of Reading.

 

Great Thinkers Podcast, The British Academy
Great Thinkers Podcast, The British Academy
April 29 2019

Current Fellows of the British Academy shine a light on the Fellows of previous generations whose work still shapes how we see the world today. 

An Alternative History of Mothering
An Alternative History of Mothering
March 31 2019

On Mother’s Day, Prof. Emma Griffin will turn to history to debunk what she calls the 'Motherhood Myth'

Armistice 1918
Armistice 1918
November 15 2018

Five historians challenge the conventional narrative about the end of World War One and the peace settlement which followed, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

Prime Ministers' Props
Prime Ministers' Props
August 01 2018

Sir David Cannadine returns with five more programmes in which he examines the careers of British Prime Ministers through their 'props of power'.

Going Viral
Going Viral
June 22 2018

Join the ‘disease detectives’ Mark Honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley as they investigate the most devastating pandemic of all time: the 1918 Spanish influenza.

Mind the Gender Pay Gap
Mind the Gender Pay Gap
March 12 2018

Professor Emma Griffin takes a historical look at the gender pay gap. 

Julian Pettifer: Back to Vietnam
Julian Pettifer: Back to Vietnam
February 12 2018

Julian Pettifer, the BBC's 'man in Saigon' during the Vietnam War, reflects on the Tet Offensive of 1968 as a turning point in world history.

In Search of Milton's Paradise
In Search of Milton's Paradise
August 27 2017

Joe Moshenska travels in John Milton's footsteps, 350 years after the publication of Paradise Lost, to understand how the real people and places he encountered helped to shape his poetic imagination and inspired the divine universe of his poem.

Faith in the Fire
Faith in the Fire
August 11 2017

Zubeida Malik reports on what happened in the London Grenfell fire when faith stepped in.

Clocking On
Clocking On
May 30 2017

Professor Emma Griffin explores how British workers became tied to the clock.