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Bad and Lewd Youths in Berwick-upon-Tweed


If you’ve ever grumbled about the ‘youth of today’, take heart from the fact that medieval kids were not dissimilar to their modern counterparts. The latest Flower of the Month […]

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Alfred the Great through History (Public lecture, 23rd August)


Alfred the Great may be best-known for burning the cakes, but various stories have surrounded this Anglo-Saxon king through the centuries. Join David Barrow at our next Late Summer Lecture, […]

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New Podcast: Feminist Utopias and Afrofuturism


In the nineteenth century, time travel fiction often imagined exciting, utopian futures. However, these stories were often told from the perspective of a middle-class, white, male protagonist who doesn’t really need […]

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