Social history

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David Dymond obituary
Other lives: Historian of East Anglia and author of a highly regarded guide on researching and writing local history

Susan Dymond

26, Nov, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Rebel Dykes review – the unstoppable rise of the raddest of the radical lesbians
This delightful documentary celebrates the sex-positive lesbian and feminist culture of the 1980s and 90s that transformed life for countless British women

Leslie Felperin

24, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Are the 2020s really like living back in the 1970s? I wish …
With queues for petrol, inflation and Abba on the radio, it’s easy to compare the two decades. But you wouldn’t if you were there, says Polly Toynbee, as she revisits the styles of her youth

Polly Toynbee

20, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell
As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of London

John Harris

18, Nov, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Growing Up by Peter Doggett review – the seamy underbelly of free love
The 60s was the decade of sexual liberation, but, as this strange yet fascinating social history reveals, darker forces were at work too

Rachel Cooke

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Margaret O’Sullivan obituary
Other lives: County archivist for Derbyshire and writer on feminist interests

John Rhodes

26, Oct, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Imperial War Museum Holocaust Galleries review – history’s greatest horror
Under glaring lights, the IWM’s new permanent exhibit lays bare the unspeakable atrocity through the small, human details

Jonathan Freedland

10, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘So different’: how the millennials of 28 Up are coping with changing times
As a new chapter of the landmark series begins, life isn’t the same as it was for their baby boomer forbears

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

28, Sep, 2021 @3:21 PM

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‘Elite v plebs’: the Oxford rivalries of boys who would never grow up to be men
A feud at Balliol College ended for ever when all five involved died in the first world war. Now the tale is to be told on the London stage

Richard Brooks

26, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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How the cruel death of a little stray dog led to riots in 1900s Britain
Novelist campaigns for statue of terrier experimented on by scientists to regain its place in a London park

Vanessa Thorpe

12, Sep, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Striking images: the 20th century, as told by Guardian photographers – in pictures
From the Irish civil war to anti-apartheid protests, a new exhibition delves into the legendary Guardian picture library

Luke Dodd

24, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sing, Freetown review – astonishing study of creative pain and pride in Sierra Leone
This special film follows a journalist and a theatre-maker as they attempt to reframe their national identity on stage, even as the project threatens their long friendship

Phuong Le

22, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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