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Live event catch up: Richard III: Benevolent King or Murderous Tyrant?

Posted by uatemp13 at Jun 07, 2013 02:05 PM |

The lively debate on whether Richard III was a benevolent king or murderous tyrant was chaired by Richard Taylor, Deputy Registrar at the University of Leicester. He was joined on the panel by Dr Phil Stone, chairman of the Richard III Society, Paul Lay, the editor of History Today and Dr Mary Ann Lund, from the School of English at the University of Leicester.

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Social Worlds in 100 objects – The Undergarment

Posted by uatemp13 at Jun 05, 2013 02:10 PM |

The undergarment: a tool for fashioning female identity?

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The Social Science of the World in 100 objects – The Nuclear Bomb

Posted by uatemp13 at May 21, 2013 01:10 PM |

The nuclear bomb: destroyers of planets?

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Are you a Viking? Yes, but so is everyone else

Are you a Viking? Yes, but so is everyone else

Posted by sb661 at May 16, 2013 12:05 AM |

Dr Daniel Zadik answers a question on The Conversation on whether we are vikings

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For the love of Reshma

Posted by uatemp13 at May 15, 2013 02:15 PM |

On 10 May young mother Reshma Begum was pulled from the ruins of the Rana Plaza shop and factory complex fully seventeen days after it collapsed onto its circa 3,120 occupants. Rana Plaza was an illegal building. Its owner added floors without permission. Perhaps because of the owner’s political connections and economic import of the garment industry (which accounts for 77% of Bangladesh’s exports and is worth $20 billion) surveyors turned a blind-eye. When cracks appeared (due to a combination of poor materials and vibration from generators and sewing machines) Sohel Rana told tenants the building was safe. Mr Rana is now in custody along with four factory owners.

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The Social Science of the World in 100 objects – The Muslim Veil

Posted by uatemp13 at May 14, 2013 03:10 PM |

The Muslim Veil: A symbol of terror?

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Live event – Richard III: Benevolent King or Murderous Tyrant?

Posted by uatemp13 at May 13, 2013 02:20 PM |

The Leicester Exchanges team is thrilled to announce the next live debate in the Leicester Exchanges series: Richard III: Benevolent King or Murderous Tyrant? Book now

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The Social Science of the World in 100 objects – The Passport

Posted by uatemp13 at Apr 30, 2013 03:15 PM |

The passport: is it the only way to say who we truly are?

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The Social Science of the World in 100 objects – The Glass of Wine

Posted by uatemp13 at Apr 24, 2013 01:15 PM |

What makes wine ‘authentic’?

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Margaret Thatcher, 1925 -2013: Power, Politics and Gender

Posted by uatemp13 at Apr 15, 2013 01:05 PM |

In death as in life, Margaret Thatcher is a very divisive political figure.

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The Political Character of Climate Change

The Political Character of Climate Change

Posted by sb661 at Jan 20, 2011 12:00 AM |

Professor Robert Garner discusses about the acceptance speach for the Nobel Peace Prize made by Al Gore

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