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Year: 2021
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‘Life Unworthy of Life’: The Lessons of T4

, 28 December 2021
Stephen Unwin delves deep into the intellectual traditions and cultural mindset that produced the Nazis’ ‘wild euthanasia’ of people with disabilities, and finds we have not yet put those prejudices to rest 

The Upside Down: Slow Company – The Shameful History of Humans and the Giant Tortoise

, 21 December 2021
John Mitchinson explains why our relationship with these fascinating creatures is such a depressing one

Hope Soars Eternal: The Nebra Sky Disk

, 10 December 2021
An ancient artefact due to go on display in the British Museum opens our eyes to a sophisticated and internationally-connected Bronze Age community

The Upside Down: The Appeal of Hibernation

, 12 November 2021
If humans can’t yet hibernate, could we approach something like the ‘torpor’ that bears and other larger mammals practice? asks John Mitchinson

Colonial Amnesia: The Forgotten Victims of Transportation

, 11 November 2021
Katharine Quarmby explores why Britain’s story of transportation – the biggest forced migration in its history – has largely been buried 

A War Christmas: What Exactly Are We Remembering?

, 11 November 2021
Otto English explores how Remembrance Sunday has been commercialised and weaponised to feed hollow national myths

At the Crossroads of Freedom

, 29 October 2021
Sian Norris speaks to Professor Lea Ypi and reflects on the threats to freedom and democracy hanging over Europe – and their historical roots

The Upside Down: Wish You Were Here – The Persistence of the Postcard

, 5 October 2021
With emails, text messages and WhatsApp groups now a dominant feature of all our lives, John Mitchinson considers the enduring qualities of a more humble form of social communication

Rebalancing the History Books: Why Learning About Colonialism Matters

, 1 October 2021
To mark the start of Black History Month 2021, Almaz Ohene meets inspirational leaders in the younger generation fighting back against the Government’s divisive ‘culture war’

Reconsidering the Counterculture

, 7 September 2021
An author of a new book about the Bath Arts Workshop explores the strength of the 1960s and 1970s counterculture – and asks what lessons it has for us today

Fake History: The New Brexiter Great Crusade

, 7 September 2021
In the second part of his look at Brexit 'campaigning' groups, Otto English explores the attempts of those trying to weaponise their versions of British history and turning it into an orthodoxy which cannot be challenged

THE UPSIDE DOWN: Less Is More – What Buckminster Fuller Still has to Teach Us

, 6 September 2021
John Mitchinson explores the lessons in the inventor, philosopher and mathematician’s ‘doing more with less’ philosophy

The History Racket: Blowing the Whistle on the Official Versions and Perversions of the Past

, 2 September 2021
Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu explore the real threats to history – emanating not from ‘wokeists’ intent on rewriting the past but an establishment elite regularly burying inconvenient truths to maintain Britain’s mythic narratives

Why We Need New Statues Reflecting Britain’s Diverse History

, 1 September 2021
MP Preet Kaur Gill explains why she is backing a new campaign for public artwork commemorating people who are under-represented and forgotten in the country’s narratives about its past

The Long 1980s

, 6 August 2021

Englishness Evolves

, 14 July 2021

The Upside Down: Let Them Eat Bread

, 13 July 2021

The Upside Down: The Cobbett Conundrum

, 13 April 2021

Another Country: From Cool Britannia to Nationalist Hubris

, 3 March 2021

Brexit, COVID and the Rhyme of History

, 19 February 2021

From Folklore to Wokelore: How Myths of Britishness are Turning Totalitarian

, 18 February 2021

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