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Podcasts - Taking Liberties

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Equality and Human Rights in modern Britain

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Minutes of the Committee for Abolition of the Slave Trade

Slavery researcher Nigel Sadler talks about what this iconic document.

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What now for the rights of women?

A century since the height of the women's suffrage movement, and despite much subsequent legislation, many women feel that their rights remain under threat at the workplace and in the home.

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The Human Rights Act 1998

The landmark 1998 act, far from being an 'imposition of Europe', owes its origins to the efforts of Britain 50 years earlier.

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Shami Chakrabarti with Joan Bakewell

Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti gives a fascinating interview with Joan Bakewell.

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Wolfenden Report

The 1957 report that eventually helped legalise homosexuality set an important and unusual benchmark for our application of human rights.

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Paine's Rights of Man: Audio transcript

How Thomas Paine's radical 1791 book helped change the world.

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Can we be green without losing our freedoms?

Five experts debate how we can best tackle the biggest single issue facing us all – climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Magna Carta

Nicholas Vincent talks about the great icon of liberty and punctures a few myths.

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Taking Liberties exhibition - introduction

Matthew Shaw talks about some of the remarkable documents on show in the Library's exhibition on Britain's struggle for freedoms and rights.

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