Professor Kate Loveman (School of Arts, University of Leicester) has created a new collection of educational resources for key stage 1 & 2 about Samuel Pepys and his times. The resources include animations, guides, activities, and resources specifically designed to present a more inclusive view of life of 17th-Century London. Funding for this project came […]
A guide on research on gender and sexuality in the UK National Archives. Emphasis is on their holdings of government, legal and police records. Guidance is offered on other organisations too.
Playlist of Ian Hislop’s Oldest Jokes, in which Ian explores British history and culture by considering the national sense of humour. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January and February 2024.
Wellbeing in London dataLondon’s first Wellbeing and Sustainability Measure has been developed by the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) City Intelligence. There are 7 domains related to good health, employment opportunities, decent housing, environmental quality, social connectedness, financial security, and accessible spaces. Within these domains are 64 indicators, covering both objective and subjective aspects of wellbeing. See […]
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REEF provides data on local property markets in England and Wales 2010-2020 using price paid data. Methodology provided on the website.There is also an interactive data dashboard here.
A playlist of the Channel 4 comedy series, Big Boys, is available at https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/404470 It deals with friendship at university, is funny and moving in equal measure and has positive messages about sexuality and men’s mental health. Contains adult themes, drug-abuse and strong language.
Eighteenth-Century Political Participation & Electoral Culture (ECPPEC)A project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council to research how people participated in parliamentary elections in England in the period from 1695 to the Reform Act of 1832. It includes coverage of the role of women. It contains case studies of polling data and essays and […]
Sadly, Benjamin Zephaniah has passed away at the age of 65. We have many of his books in the library collection. Why not read one in his memory?
Richard Cobden letters Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was a leading Victorian political stateman well known for his involvement in free trade debates and the anti-corn league. This site supported by the Arts and Humanities research council provides access to a wealth of several thousand transcripts of letters, speeches and other manuscripts relating to his life and […]
DiscoverMacpherson.com A free, fully-searchable website which has been developed by Professor Brian Cathcart and Kingston University. It gives access to most of the records of the 1998-9 public inquiry into the Stephen Lawrence case including press coverage at the time.