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7th December 1941: a date which will live in infamy

by Dafydd Townley It is not an overstatement to say that the events of December 7th, 1941, changed not just the world of the time, but also shaped the world in which we live today. The attack by Imperial Japanese … Continue reading

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3rd December 1914: Rough weather at sea and the ship’s cat

by Dr Ruth Salter [1] While many of the dates we’re looking at in this year’s December blog series mark big, noteworthy events which impacted either on the life of a notable individual, or on contemporary society – thus potentially … Continue reading

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1st December 1919: ‘Insidious Sexism’, Nancy Astor MP #MeToo

by Dr Jacqui Turner  [1] On the day that Nancy Astor took her seat in parliament, rather than blog about an anniversary, and inspired by the recent visit of outspoken feminist MP Jess Phillips to the University of Reading, I … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016: Holidays are coming…

by Darius Wainright and Dafydd Townley Television adverts are often emotive. From the numerous Go Compare commercials to the festive John Lewis tearjerker, they make us laugh, cry or yearn for the advert free haven that is the BBC. One … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016: Victorian Plum Pudding

by Prof Kate Williams Christmas Pudding is when the British Christmas dinner becomes theatre – as the pudding is brought in, drenched in brandy and set alight – and the diners dive in to find the silver sixpence… But Christmas … Continue reading

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