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Sensory Stories

Published on: 5 January, 2011

The famous passage where Twist asks for 'more’ food is so well known it is now something of a cliché, making it difficult to comprehend its original power. Researcher Claire Wood, from the University of York, decided that students would better appreciate this scene if they could taste the unpalatable workhouse gruel that Oliver requests.

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From subjects to citizens: society and the everyday state in North India and Pakistan, 1947-1964

Published on: 4 July, 2010

South Asia’s transition from colonialism to independence and democracy in 1947 was one of the most momentous events of the mid-twentieth century. Sixty years on, and with India currently in the news as the UK seeks, in the Prime Ministers words, to establish a ‘special relationship’ with its former colony and now growing superpower, this Research Grant project takes up the compelling history of citizens’ experiences of independence over this period, and their everyday contacts with the new state.

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Old Bailey Online

Published on: 25 May, 2008

An AHRC research grant of nearly £300,000 has enabled academics from the University of Hertfordshire, Sheffield and the Open University to double in size the trial proceedings now available to view on the website Old Bailey Online and provide access to the largest single source of searchable information about "ordinary" British lives and behaviour ever published.

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