Fantasy Speakers' Corner

Fantasy Speakers’ Corner

Inspired by the recent anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech, this was intended to be a blog-post featuring world-famous speeches but it soon became clear that archive footage of such speeches is very rare indeed. […]

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Jisc MediaHub Headlines

Jisc MediaHub Headlines

Jisc MediaHub has featured prominently recently over on the Jisc website: emphasising the free offer to FE and highlighting the new IET.tv collection for engineering and technology. New subscribers can explore the richness of Jisc MediaHub’s content through our blog […]

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Our 20th Century Industrial Heritage

Our 20th Century Industrial Heritage

Manufacturing Pasts If you have an interest in the social history of 20th Century industrial Britain you will want to know about a  new set of resources recently released by the University of Leicester. Manufacturing Pasts is a collection of digitised […]

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Exploring Media and Memory in Wales

Exploring Media and Memory in Wales

This summer the 2013 National Eisteddfod – Wales’s annual celebration of art and culture – takes place in Denbigh and the JISC-funded project, Media and the Memory in Wales, celebrates its first birthday! We wanted to take a further look at […]

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Legacy of the Genetic Codebreakers

Legacy of the Genetic Codebreakers

The Wellcome Library has launched a major new digital resource which tells the story of genetics. ‘Codebreakers: Making of Modern Genetics’  contains the digitised archives of the most prominent individuals in this field, together with lots of supporting material. To celebrate […]

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Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun

The 16th February 2013 marked the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter’s historic unsealing of the royal burial chamber of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. He had been searching for the tomb for many years, with the financial backing of Lord […]

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Robert Burns - Man of the People

Robert Burns – Man of the People

The life of Robert Burns is celebrated every year on the 25th January; the date of his birth. Why did the Burns Night tradition start and how did this obscure Ayrshire farm lad, born in 1759,  turn into a literary […]

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

Peter Jackson’s eagerly anticipated new film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ opens in the UK today, so  we thought a special blog post about ‘The Hobbit’ would be an ideal way to mark the festive season. So put up your […]

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Eric Hobsbawm: Marxist Historian

Eric Hobsbawm: Marxist Historian

Following the recent death of the eminent Marxist historian, Eric Hobsbawm, we thought this would be an ideal opportunity to celebrate his achievements and highlight the resources of our ETV Collection, which is unique in its coverage of the history […]

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