People & Politics

The legacy of the Berlin Wall

Iain MacGregor, the author of the new book Checkpoint Charlie and upcoming speaker at the Oxford Literary Festival discusses the impact the Berlin Wall had on the people of Germany and the Cold War as a whole

People & Politics

Lesser-known Lore of Werewolves

Every culture adds their own new piece to the werewolf legend, but what elements haven’t quite caught on with the rest of the world?

People & Politics

The Delicious History Of Cake

Dr Alysa Levene of Oxford Brookes University on the development of the popular baked food from the Ancient World to the 20th Century

People & Politics

The Road To Rebuilding Britain

World War II tore homes and families apart, but Britain would rise stronger than ever

People & Politics

10 Marvellous Medics

Meet ten men and women who had a lasting impact on medicine in the medieval world

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Australia’s First Penal Colony

How punitive criminal sentences, a gruelling journey and years of backbreaking labour forged the modern-day land down under

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Mussolini Vs The Mafia

The Italian dictator declared war on the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, but its suppression at home led inexorably to its rise in America

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The Birth Of Hollywood

How four penniless Jewish immigrant siblings changed the face of entertainment forever and wrote their own fairy tale

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