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December 2016

Tuesday 6th Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Arts Two Building, QMUL

Latest news

'Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion' book launch video

Friday October 21st

To celebrate the publication of the important new biography Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion (Allen Lane) by Professor Gareth Stedman Jones, the School of History hosted a debate between Professor Stedman Jones and Dr Tristram Hunt MP, author of a recent biography of Friedrich Engels. 

A video of this engaging event is now available online

Dr Joanna Cohen on BBC Radio 4

Monday October 17th

In the 19th century, so-called 'Robber Barons' - men like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan - seized the great new opportunities thrown up by the United States' Industrial Revolution. Dr Joanna Cohen contributes to the first episode of a series on BBC Radio 4 which tells their stories and confronts their legacy

Professor Amanda Vickery on BBC Radio 4

Wednesday October 12th

Professor Amanda Vickery joined a panel discussion celebrating 70 years of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour before a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre.

Professor Amanda Vickery on the history of the BBC's 'Woman's Hour'

Monday October 10th

Seventy years ago, the very first Woman’s Hour was broadcast on the BBC Light Programme. In a a piece for the Radio TimesProfessor Amanda Vickery looks at how the show was received in post-war Britain. 

The History or Modern Biomedicine present at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Friday October 7th

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group will be presenting a poster entitled: 'Addressing population heath challenges: recording, disseminating and learning from oral testimonies' at the annual William Harvey Research Day at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry on Tuesday October 18th. 

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