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Florence Nightingale Comes Home: Report upon the State of Hospitals of the British Army in the Crimea and Scutari, Together with an Appendix

Florence Nightingale’s contribution to this comprehensive report, compiled by a government-appointed Commission of Enquiry.Ursula Ackrill, Librarian (Special Collections) Recorded February…

From  Hayley Cotterill on April 15th, 2021 0 likes 6 plays 0  

Parchment, Paper and Pixels: Soviet War Posters

Promotional video for "Parchment, Paper and Pixels" iBook from Manuscripts and Special Collections.

From  Hayley Cotterill on November 29th, 2016 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Why Study Dionysus and the Bacchae with Judith Mossman

Professor Judith Mossman (Dept of Classics, University of Nottingham), and expert on Greek tragedy, introduces one of the most powerful of the plays of Euripides: The Bacchae. This gives us…

From  Simon Barnett on February 11th, 2016 0 likes 20 plays 0  

#askatheologian; Who was Ibn Taymiyya?

Dr Jon Hoover gives an introduction to Ibn Taymiyya. He was a scholar who lived in Damascus 800 years ago, but is very influential among many Islamic groups today.

From  Simon Barnett on January 12th, 2016 0 likes 8 plays 0  

Commemorating Waterloo 1815-2015

For years, Britons commemorated the Battle of Waterloo in a myriad of ways. However, after Wellington's death in 1852, official acts of public commemoration declined as the legacy of Waterloo…

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 10 plays 0  

"Hard pounding gentlemen!": The Tactics of Waterloo

Professor Charles Esdaile re-considers Wellington's command of the Allied forces and the tactics which delivered his "immortal victory". This audio recording is of a lunchtime talk…

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 12 plays 0  

Waterloo after 200 years - the Curator's View

Richard Gaunt, curator of the Weston Gallery exhibition 'Charging Against Napoleon', reflects on the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years to the day since it was fought. …

From  Hayley Cotterill on September 9th, 2015 0 likes 22 plays 0  

M13193 The War in Iraq

M13193 The War in Iraq with Andrew Mumford

From  John Pollock on March 9th, 2015 0 likes 685 plays 0  

M13192 Rethinking the Cold War

M13192 Rethinking the Cold War with Ben Holland

From  John Pollock on March 9th, 2015 0 likes 240 plays 0  

Why Study William Temple with Frances Knight

Dr Frances Knight introduces William Temple (1881-1944), Archbishop of Canterbury (1942-44) who has been described as the spiritual father of the Welfare State. A quintessential member of the…

From  Simon Barnett on January 28th, 2015 0 likes 3 plays 0  

The First World War: A Test of Manhood or the Collapse of Humanity?

The First World War: A Test of Manhood or the Collapse of Humanity? Audio recording of a lunchtime talk that accompanied the Manuscripts and Special Collections exhibition 'All Quiet in the…

From  Hayley Cotterill on August 5th, 2014 0 likes 10 plays 0  

"Why I changed my name and did my duty"

"Why I changed my name and did my duty: one family's experience of World War One" Audio recording of a lunchtime talk that accompanied the Manuscripts and Special Collections…

From  Hayley Cotterill on August 5th, 2014 0 likes 13 plays 0  

'Comfort Women' -- symposium highlights human rights violation

PhD student Sachi Tsukamoto, from The University of Nottingham, has organised a symposium on 'comfort women' -- the women and girls forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army…

From  Debs Storey on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 9 plays 0  

'Comfort Women' - Japanese student explains why she studies the issue

PhD Student Sachi Tsukamoto, from The University of Nottingham, explains why she decided to learn more about the plight of 'Comfort Women' -- the women and girls forced into sexual slavery…

From  Debs Storey on July 31st, 2014 0 likes 43 plays 0  

The First World War and the Tobacco Industry

Cigarettes, Soldiers, Sailors and the British Home Front: the war and the tobacco industry. Recording of a lunchtime talk that accompanied the Manuscripts and Special Collections exhibition…

From  Hayley Cotterill on June 30th, 2014 0 likes 24 plays 0  

Windows on War

A short film on the Windows on War project. Listen to project participants and how they built the online exhibition. For more information visit: http://windowsonwar.nottingham.ac.uk/

From  Hayley Cotterill on March 11th, 2014 0 likes 136 plays 0  

Propaganda Online: Windows on War, Soviet Posters 1943-1945

Audio recording of a lunchtime talk, part of the events programme for the Manuscripts and Special Collections, Weston Gallery exhibition, 'Secret Intelligence and Hidden Evidence' at…

From  Hayley Cotterill on November 21st, 2013 0 likes 14 plays 0  

Ancient naval battle site ‘rammed’ with relics of war

On March 10 241BC a huge naval battle took place off the coast of Sicily between the Romans and their archenemies the Carthaginians. It put an end to the First Punic War and set the Roman Republic on…

From  Elizabeth Cass on November 1st, 2013 0 likes 1,657 plays 0