Monthly Archives: April 2012

Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned lifetime ban

Dwain Chambers will now be part of the British Olympic team in London. The sprinter is now eligible to compete after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the British Olympic Association’s policy of lifetime bans for those who have … Continue reading

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Knitting, Stitching and Gender’

Seminar: ‘Knitting and Stitching’ Faculty of Arts: GITH (Gender in the Humanities Research Group) 17th October 2012 Keynote speaker: Claudia Eckert from Design in the Technology Faculty and her title is ‘Knitwear Design as a Process in a Global Industry’. … Continue reading

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Divine Women: Episode three – War of the Worlds (BBC2; 25 April; 9pm)

Award-winning historian Bettany Hughes discovers how the period known as the Dark Ages was in fact a golden age for a few remarkable women. She finds that education and the written word became vital tools for these women. First, she … Continue reading

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BBC2 Tues 24th, 9pm: Meet the Romans: Streetlife

Streetlife Episode 2 of 3, In this programme, Professor Mary Beard descends into the city streets to discover the dirt, crime, sex and slum conditions in the world’s first high-rise city. This Rome is not the marble Rome we know, … Continue reading

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Inside The Medieval Mind on BBC4 and iPlayer

OU on the BBC: Leading authority on the Middle Ages, Professor Robert Bartlett presents a series which examines the way we thought during medieval times. He unearths remarkable evidence of the complex passions of medieval men and women. The Church … Continue reading

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NI: Exploring Local History Lecture Series: Families, 26 April

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and The Open University in Ireland (OU) present the final in their Local History lecture series entitled Families. Thursday 26th April 6:30 – 8:00pm PRONI, 2 Titanic Boulevard, BELFAST, BT3 9HQ Dr … Continue reading

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Earliest settlement ever found uncovered in the Stonehenge landscape

David Jacques, an OU tutor, directed ten small excavations, with over 100 of his students at Amesbury, Wiltshire, 2005 – 2011. The discovery of a site, situated about a mile from Stonehenge, has been described as being “potentially one of … Continue reading

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