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First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 January 2013

Helen Castor is joined in the studio by Professor Justin Champion and Paul Lay, Editor of History Today magazine, who will be asking what type of history curriculum we want in Britain's schools?

Tom Holland will be previewing an exciting new exhibition of early nineteenth century drawings which have never been seen before in public and reveal new insight into pre-independence Greece.

And we'll be hearing about the Asian chronicler of North Norfolk life in the 1890s, Albert Mahomet.

Contact the programme: making.history@bbc.co.uk

Producer: Nick Patrick

A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

  • Contributors

    Joining Helen in the Making History studio is Professor Justin Champion from Royal Holloway University of London and Paul Lay, Editor of History Today.
  • The history curriculum, what should be taught?

    Teacher Richard Kennett joins with Justin Champion and Paul Lay to discuss what sort of history should be taught in schools and why it matters.

    Email and let us know what you think.

  • Travels in pre-independence Greece

    Tom Holland drops in at the British Museum to preview a new exhibition which starts on the 7th February entitled  In search of Classical Greece: Travel drawings of Edward Dodwell and Simone Pomardi, 1805-1806

    Tom is joined by Curator Ian Jenkins and archaeologist John Camp.


    View some of the drawings at Humbox

    British Museum

  • Albert Mahomet

    Albert Mahomet

    Reporter Lizz Pearson discovers more about the mixed-race photographer who is now seen as a chronicler of late Victorian North Norfolk.


    More information from the Open University "Making Britain" 

    Making History consulted Norfolk historian Michael Welland of the Wells Local History Group

    Dr Alastair Owens Queen Mary University of London 

    Dr Caroline Bressey University College London

  • Ramms Butchers, Wells High Street

    Ramms Butchers, Wells High Street
    (courtesy of Michael Welland)



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