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Making History
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Tuesday 3.00-3.30 p.m
Vanessa Collingridge and the team answer listener’s historical queries and celebrate the way in which we all ‘make’ history.
Programme 1
03 April 2007

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Happisburgh Man

Vanessa Collingridge visited the North Norfolk coast to find out how a chance find of a hand axe by local beachcomber Mike Chambers could completely change our understanding of when the first Britons roamed our lands.

The finds at Happisburgh and Pakefield in Suffolk have been extensively reported in “Archaeology

Useful organisations for further information include:

Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service 

Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project 1

Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project 2

See also HOMO BRITANNICUS: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain
by Chris Stringer, Allen Lane (an imprint of Penguin Books) 2006 ISBN 9780713997958

Cro-Magnon Man

Vanessa Collingridge talks to Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum about evidence for the origins of Cro-Magnon man.

Natural History Museum

The Evolution of Modern Humans (Pdf courtesy of Professor Chris Stringer and Natural History Museum)

York Pogrom of 1190

Nick Baker reports on a horrific incident in the early history of Jewish people in Britain

BBC Religion and Ethics

Victoria County History 1961 (courtesy of British History Online)

Vanessa Collingridge spoke with author and lawyer Anthony Julius who is presently working on a history of English anti-Semitism for the Oxford University Press.
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Vanessa Collingridge
Vanessa CollingridgeVanessa has presented science and current affairs programmes for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Discovery and has presented for BBC Radio 4 & Five Live and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday, Scotsman and Sunday Herald. 

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Making History is a Pier Production for BBC Radio 4 and is produced by Nick Patrick.

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