A new podcast series from the National Trust unravels Europe’s influence on our nation through the ages revealing the continental roots that lie buried in locations from Neolithic Avebury ring to modernist Hampstead. 654 more words
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Last week I attended Ancient Worlds, a conversation-slash-debate between historians Bettany Hughes and and Michael Scott at the Royal Institute of Great Britain. It was an hour and a half of expert perspectives and audience questions on the state of politics and its relationship with the ‘truths’ about history that we think we know. 644 more words
Recently, in a meeting of the committee of a small charity a possibly symptomatic exchange occurred.
‘Can we avoid using the word marketing and talk about… 1,689 more words
On Thursday 16th June 2016, Genius of the Modern World will be shown on BBC4 at 21:00.
Produced with the support of the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, in this three part series Bettany Hughes retraces the lives of three great thinkers whose ideas shaped the modern world: Karl Marx, Frederick Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud. 357 more words