1. The Dutch East Indies Company: The Second 100 Years - Thomas Crump

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    This second lecture will focus on the VOC's second hundred years and will explain hows it slowly lost out on almost everything it had gained, to become bankrupt by the end of the 18th century - ending a remarkable period in the history of European colonialism. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/laurence-sterne-and-joseph-haydn Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There is currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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    • The Dutch East Indies Company - The First 100 Years - Dr Thomas Crump

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      Dr Thomas Crump moved to Amsterdam in 1972 to take up an appointment in the University's Social Sciences Faculty, which occupies the original corporate headquarters of the VOC - the Dutch East Indies Company. His interest in the VOC goes back to 1980, when he set up a research project in Japan, where, for a period of more than 200 years, starting in the mid-17th century, the Company enjoyed a complete monolopy of foreign trade granted by the ruling shoguns. This was a extension of its successful exploitation of the wealth of the East Indies during the 16th and 17th centuries. In the first hundred years, by facing off all its european rivals - where necessary by force of arms - the company brought unprecedented wealth to the Netherlands. This will be the subject of the first lecture. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-dutch-east-indies-company-the-first-100-years Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There is currently nearly 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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      • Canada's Merchant Navy

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        • We Are Gulf

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          A short corporate video by Gulf Offshore who are recruiting seafarers for their new vessels which are currently being built.

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          • Running for Home Autobiography Offer

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            http://www.amazon.co.uk/RUNNING-FOR-HOME-ebook/dp/B0072VTHAE/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1 Here is my Autobiography "Running For Home" which is a non-celebrity memoir which is available on Amazon Kindle store. It follows my action packed adventurous life and though not yet a bestseller, is certainly a must read containing lots of humour about a man that lacked self esteem and confidence which threw him into many dangerous and farcical situations. Chris.

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            • A.1. at Lloyd's (1942)

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              The important role Lloyd’s of London plays in world shipping with the ‘100 A1’ rated 'Armadillo' as an example. Find out more information about this title at www.britishcouncil.org/film.

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              • They live by Trade': Britain's global trade in the Great Days of Sail - Dr John McAleer

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                Britain's history has been shaped by its relationship with the sea. The possibilities and profits offered by maritime trade were particularly important in defining the country's development as a global power in the Age of Sail. Richly illustrated with images and objects from the collection of the National Maritime Museum and beyond, this lecture explores how British overseas trade went hand in hand with Britain's global empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Britain's commercial success was built on complex and multifaceted foundations. Trade with colonies in the Atlantic Ocean, initially conducted through chartered companies, was increasingly financed, organised and operated by private merchants. Meanwhile, the East India Company, based in the City of London, jealously protected its monopoly on British trade east of the Cape of Good Hope. And all of this commercial activity relied on the protection offered by the Royal Navy. The systems of global connections and international trade created by these circumstances laid the basis for Britain's global empire and continue to affect our world today. All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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                • Four Heroes

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                  This is a short film of four sons of a small village in rural West Wales who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War. Three died on the Western Front and have graves, the other has no grave save the sea. Of the boys of Aberbanc who took the King's shilling, twenty percent never returned to the green fields of Cardiganshire. The usual percentage throughout the UK was 2-3%. There are twenty-four names on the Memorial in Aberbanc. They range from nineteenth in line to the throne to lowly farm labourers. One came back from the dead, only to be killed again. They were all heroes this is a story of four of them If this little film jogs any memories or inspires more information I'm very interested - please get in touch. http://www.WalesDVDCymru.com

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                  • Southampton Seafarers Centre

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                    • Brave Jervis Bay sailors honoured

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                      5th November 1940 saw a collective act of bravery by those aboard HMS Jervis Bay. Having been assigned to protect a convoy en route from Canada to Liverpool, she took on the much heavier armed German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer in a one-sided contest. But the sacrifice and bravery of those aboard Jervis Bay bought enough time for the convoy to scatter and most ships made it safely into port. At The Historic Dockyard Chatham, in Kent, a special 70th anniversary commemorative service was held to remember those who died.

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