30 Minute Expert
01 - The Troubles
This episode focusses on the historical events and political decisions that led to a period of violence and instability in Northern Ireland. Making sense of it all is Dr Gemma Clark, senior lecturer in British / Irish history at Exeter University.
08 - Cryptocurrency
This episode is designed to make you an expert on bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency - a type of currency which uses digital files as money, utilising the science of hiding information. A survey in May 2020 shows that 81% of Brits know “not very much” or “nothing at all” about Bitcoin.Here to change that is Rhian Lewis, software developer and writer, co-founder of @CountMyCrypto and author of The Cryptocurrency Revolution - published by Kogan Page in October 2020 > https://koganpage.com/crypto
07 - Dementia
There are currently around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. 209,600 will develop dementia this year, that's one every three minutes. Here to make you an expert on the topic is Dr Sarah Jane Smith, a reader at Leeds Beckett University’s Centre of Dementia.
06 - The British Political Spectrum
There are 408 political parties registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; claiming to be left wing, right wing, liberal, socialist, fascist, centrist, populist - what does it all mean? Here to make you an expert on the topic is Dr Laura MacKenzie - PhD in Politics and International Relations, and currently a Teacher of Government and Politics at Oundle School.