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Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space

Marek Kukula reveals how the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space is being celebrated, and how you can get involved where you live. Download this episode

Chinese New Year Celebrations at the National Maritime Museum

Steve Martin reveals how Chinese New Year will be celebrated at the NMM, and invites you to come and join in. Download this episode

Admiral Sir James Saumarez, hero of the Baltic

James Davey reveals the career of Admiral Sir James Saumarez, who prevented the outbreak of war between Britain and Sweden during the Napoleonic War. Download this episode

The life and death of Captain Cook

John McAleer marks the anniversary of Captain Cook’s death by revealing how the Yorkshire man helped shape the way contemporary Europeans saw the world. Download this episode

Captain Cook discovers Christmas Island

John McAleer reveals how Christmas Island gained its name despite the lack of tinsel and snow. Download this episode

Rebekah Higgitt reveals how Greenwich became the home of the Prime Meridian

To celebrate the Prime Meridian’s 125th anniversary, Curator of the History of Science Rebekah Higgit reveals why Greenwich became its home. Download this episode