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Exploring the Past

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This pathway is designed for those with life experience and we welcome applications from students who may have been away from formal education for several years.

Have a look around the website, a great place to start is our ‘Introduction to the Pathway’ page.

If you’d prefer to talk to somebody, get in touch with Exploring the Past’s coordinator Dr Richard Marsden to have a chat about getting started. You can reach him by phoning (029) 2087 5610 or emailing

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Hew Stratchan

May 30, 2014

Why ideals defeated common culture in WW1

Ideology triumphed over common culture in the First World War, historian Sir Hew Strachan told a packed Cardiff University public lecture on 21 May 2014.

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