January Round Up
Embarrassing bodies: what did the Victorians have to hide? by Kathryn Hughes
Amanda Foreman explores how the bicycle impacted women’s liberation
Mary Tyler Moore: a true cultural icon who changed the face of television by John Patterson
Beards are back in fashion. But today’s hipster styles convey rather different messages to the hair men cultivated in the early modern period. Historian Dr Stefan Hanß investigates the ways in which daily ‘performances of hair’ for men and women reflected the profound religious and social changes sweeping through Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Black woman told to straighten hair if she wants Harrods job, MPs told
The surprising story of America’s first boob selfie
Radio and Podcasts
Ivor Novello becomes a household name during the Great War with Keep the Home Fires Burning. Presented by Donald Macleod
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the scientific achievements of the Curie family.