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Treasure your treasures with Heritage Open Days

Last week saw this year’s launch of Heritage Open Days, an annual event celebrating local heritage by opening up events and venues around the country for free entry.   699 more words

National Trust

Inspired by: Girl power

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

Expat Moments

Sigmund Freud

tonight (tuesday 5th), 11.00pm-12.00, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from last thursday)
freud (presented by bettany hughes) (3rd of 3 in the genius of the modern world series) 37 more words

Removing our Blinkers (1/3): leaving the market behind?

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

Civilisation Building

New OU/BBC Series: Genius of The Modern World

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

Programmes

How to know what we don't know we don't know: the Johari Window

    I am reading a book at the moment called The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life by historian Bettany Hughes. 708 more words
Leadership

Is it perhaps axiomatic in the English publishing world that a book must be 300 pages in order to have a chance in the market?

Dear Ms Hughes:

I have read with interest and several wonderful bouts of pleasure (a rare thing these days in books) your Helen Of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore… 645 more words