British empire

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A progressive way of teaching history | Letter
Letter: Jeremy Waxman responds to David Olusoga saying that history should not be treated as a ‘soft play area’

Letters

27, Jun, 2022 @4:09 PM

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British history should not be treated as a ‘soft play area’, says David Olusoga
Writer and broadcaster says teaching about the past must not be a way of making people feel good about themselves

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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‘I’m not panicking!’ – artist Hew Locke on setting sail with six Queen Victorias
He has been exploring ships, slavery and statues for decades – and now the world has finally caught up. As Locke unveils the boat he has built in Birmingham, he talks us through his ‘bloody exhausting’ workload

Emine Saner

16, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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British empire nostalgia played part in Brexit vote, says Nobel laureate
Abdulrazak Gurnah said imperial attitudes were fuelled by the government withholding details of Britain’s colonial past

Lucy Knight

28, May, 2022 @12:44 PM

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Justin Welby backs removal of slave trader memorial in Cambridge college
Archbishop of Canterbury says Church of England has long way to go on journey towards racial justice

Sally Weale Education correspondent

13, Apr, 2022 @6:47 AM

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Teaching the ‘benefits’ of the British empire is just another attempt to stoke the culture war | Kojo Koram
The legacy of empire still shapes the world. But Kemi Badenoch’s plan will ensure that ignorance reigns over this, says Kojo Koram, law lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London

Kojo Koram

04, Apr, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Our political consensus is built on lies and fear | Letters
Letters: Politicians tend to subscribe to the same set of assumptions because they are terrified of being labelled radical, writes Jamie Driscoll. Plus letters from Dr Hugh Firth , Oliver McAdoo, Mike Garnier and Cathy Wood

Letters

01, Apr, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Putin exploits the lie machine but didn’t invent it. British history is also full of untruths | George Monbiot
Our own crisis of truth is responsible for some of the world’s biggest problems, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

30, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sorrow and regret are not enough. Britain must finally pay reparations for slavery
In Jamaica last week, Prince William trotted out the same tired platitudes the UK has parroted for years. Now it’s time to pay

Kenneth Mohammed

29, Mar, 2022 @6:45 AM

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As the imperial ties are being cast aside, a royal tour was always going to be a farce | Kenan Malik
It’s not so much that William and Kate ‘performed’ badly on their Caribbean charm offensive. It’s more that the show is out of date

Kenan Malik

27, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A bridge to empire – and beyond: Sydney’s ‘coat hanger’ turns 90
The building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was a powerful symbol of where Australia thought it was going – and who it was leaving behind

Paul Daley

18, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins review – the brutal truth about Britain’s past
In shocking, meticulous detail, an acclaimed American historian uses ‘lost’ records from 37 former colonies to reveal the barbarity of the British empire and the hubris that fuelled it

Tim Adams

13, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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