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Sailor with a lion cub (Courtesy of Brain Witts, Curator of the HMS Excellent collection)

The Sailor Zoo and Farm in Portsmouth: Re-enchantment and Necessity (Part 1 of 2)

In 1832 the Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty suggested there was a need for ‘theoretical instruction’ in gunnery. Thus what had been previously considered an art became a science.[1] Marine artillery embraced the science and technology of the age, and this modernisation of gunnery was aligned with a transition from sail to steam ships. […]

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Workshop Report: BAME Seafarers in the First World War

Full Report on the Event from Co-organiser, Antony Firth Workshop: BAME Seafarers in the First World War University of Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth 24 January 2018 The Port Towns & Urban Cultures project (University of Portsmouth) recently hosted a free workshop exploring the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) seafarers in the First World […]

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PTUC Events Calendar

Promote your events via PTUC! If you have a Port Town, Urban, Maritime or Naval-themed event, we can include it on our website. Please contact PTUC@port.ac.uk with the details. See below for some of the events that may be of interest to you!           2018     April 5th-6th Apr – ‘Healthy or Unhealthy Cities?’, Urban […]

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The Royal Dockyard Worker – Nationalism, Regionalism and British identity in early 20th century England

ICYMI – PTUC Research Associate, Melanie Bassett, contributed to History @ Portsmouth, the blog page of the University of Portsmouth’s history team. The site offers an exciting snapshot into the research interests of both staff and students, and showcases our various academic outputs and public history outreach. Dr Bassett detailed her contribution to a new […]

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