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Black and British Season BBC WebsiteOver the past month the BBC has been running a series of programmes on black history as part of its Black and British season looking at the lives of black women and men in the United Kingdom in the past and present.

We’ve used our ERA licence to record a number of programmes from the season for our learners. To match in with our Access to Humanities and Social Sciences students who are studying the slave trade we’ve recorded David Olosuga’s series Black and British – a Forgotten History which comes in four parts; First Encounters, Freedom, Moral mission and Homecoming. The series goes back to Roman times and takes you up to the present day.

Black is the New Black is also a four-part piece looking at the lives and family history of famous black Britons from the arts, sport, comedy, politics, business, design, fashion, science and architecture.

We’ve also recorded Black Nurses: the Women Who Saved the NHS and Will Britain Ever Have a Black Prime Minister?

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Infographic on transplanation

Just after Easter, there was an interesting infographic in the Independent-i (Thursday 7 April page 2). It provided readers with transplant activity for the year 2014-15 e.g. 180 heart transplants; the numbers around transplantation like the 22 million people on the transplant register and a history of the key transplant developments worldwide starting with the first corneal transplant in 1905.

Want more information about transplantation? Explore the following LRC and web items:

Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary 9th edn (2015) by Marvin

DK Science: the definitive visual guide 2nd edn (2011) by Hart-Davis

NHS Blood & Transplant clinical website

Keen on infographic materials generally? Take a look at:

Visual aid (2008) by Draught Associates

The State of the World Atlas 9th edn (2013) by Smith

ebook: available too.


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