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Greek Theater, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

March 18th, 2017 No comments

On YouTube: 31 rolls of film from a WW2 soldier are discovered and processed. And the results are breathtaking

March 15th, 2017 No comments

Greek Theater, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

March 15th, 2017 No comments

Noted: Harriet Tubman – An American Hero

March 9th, 2017 No comments

On YouTube: Defacing coins like a suffragette | Curator’s Corner Season 2 Episode 4

March 8th, 2017 No comments
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On YouTube: Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax BBC Documentary 2017

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Temple and Olive Trees, Agrigento, Sicily – Tops, Totes, Bags and Much More!

February 21st, 2017 Comments off

On Podcast: In Our Time: Maths in the Early Islamic World from BBC Radio 4

February 20th, 2017 Comments off

Maths in the Early Islamic World
Released Feb 16, 2017

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of maths in the early Islamic world, as thinkers from across the region developed ideas in places such as Baghdad’s House of Wisdom. Among them were the Persians Omar Khayyam, who worked on equations, and Al-Khwarizmi, latinised as Algoritmi and pictured above, who is credited as one of the fathers of algebra, and the Jewish scholar Al-Samawal, who converted to Islam and worked on mathematical induction. As well as the new ideas, there were many advances drawing on Indian, Babylonian and Greek work and, thanks to the recording or reworking by mathematicians in the Islamic world, that broad range of earlier maths was passed on to western Europe for further study.

With Colva Roney-Dougal
Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews

Peter Pormann
Professor of Classics & Graeco-Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester And

Jim Al-Khalili
Professor of Physics at the University of Surrey

Producer: Simon Tillotson.

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On YouTube: Why are Certain American Football Games Called Bowls?

February 16th, 2017 Comments off

On YouTube: Peter Ackroyd’s London – Episode 1 – Fire and Destiny – BBC Documentary

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