Professor Amanda Vickery presents Messiah at the Foundling Hospital on BBC Two
Wednesday April 16th
More than 250 years since its composition, Handel’s Messiah remains one of the most popular choral pieces in western music.Yet few people know the heart-rending story of how this much-loved work first came to public attention or the role it played in helping save the lives of tens of thousands of children.Professor Amanda Vickery and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service present this one-hour drama documentary which re-creates the first performance of Messiah at London’s Foundling Hospital in 1750 and tells the story of how this special fundraising concert heralded a golden age of philanthropy for the country at large.
Dr Robert Saunders on the Voice of Russia
Wednesday April 9th
Dr Robert Saunders was interviewed for the "Voice of Russia" on the first anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's death. He discussed Thatcher's legacy and the state of political leadership today.
Fully funded places for MA Modern and Contemporary British History
Monday April 7th
Applications are invited from ambitious graduates for three highly competitive Mile End Group Assistant posts in the academic year 2014-15.
Successful candidates will carry out their MEG duties while studying full time on our MA in Modern and Contemporary British History Their MA tuition fees will be paid and they will receive a studentship of £4,000. To qualify, candidates must have a BA Honours degree (2.i or above) in modern and/or contemporary British history or a related subject. They must have an interest in and knowledge of British Government. They must also be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
Closing date 30/5/14