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On this page you’ll find a comprehensive overview of School Times Audio texts since 1996.

IMPORTANT: Since January 2007 School Times Audio Texts have been placed online as MP3 files. All subscribers are now able to download each month’s audio articles for use with PC playback, MP3 Player playback or to create an audio CD for internal school use. Subscribers can access our online audio archives which includes texts from January 2003 onwards!

School Times Audio Online

January/April 2016

Climate Change Debate Heating Up

Global Terrorism: who is pulling the strings?

The Great War 1916: huge battles, massive casualties

US Election Circus About to Begin

Film News: Where to Invade Next?

The Easter that Changed Ireland (Part 1)

A Really Rural Rally

The Easter that Changed Ireland (Part 2)

A Nuclear Past with No Future

France Prepares to Host Euro 2016

August/December 2015

Srebrenica Remembered

Interview with Lamija Tanovic On Bosnia & Srebrenica

Film News: Woman in Gold

Ship to Gaza

Empire Outpost

Film News: Amy Winehouse

Nordic Encounter in the Champions League

The SNP

Refugees

Film News: The Martian

A Trail of Scottish History in Scandinavia

Confederate Flag

The Peace Movement of the Great War

Refugee Report from Greece

St Giles Interview

Solar Impulse

Film News: The Force Awakens

January/April 2015

The Bravest of the Brave

Ferguson

Ireland’s Fight for Water

Russell Brand: From Comedian to Activist Part 1

A Sporting Hero

Iraq Reporter: Matt Vickery Part 1

Russell Brand: From Comedian to Activist Part 2

Dr Who

Iraq Reporter: Matt Vickery Part 2

UK Election: Alternative Politics?

A Poorer Society

Far From the Madding Crowd

August/December 2014

Le Linge (The Great War)

Scottish Voices

Cup Final

Despatch Rider

Calling Passengers for the Final Ferry

Formula One’s Nordic Challenge

Scottish Drama

Blackpool Tower: A Very Famous Landmark

The Rosetta Mission

A World View (Space Tourism)

Interstellar (Film News)Teach Your Children Well

Digital Detox

Pantomime Season

January/April 2014

Nelson Mandela: The Father of a nation (7.12)

Film News: The Fifth Estate (8.01)

Solskjaer to Cardiff (3.45)

Indyref (5.33)

Cyberbullying (4.44)

Northeast Passage (4.15)

Cat Mayor (3.47)

Film News: Noah (4.03)

Brazil 2014 (4.16)

Le Tour 2014: A Race to Remember (4.13)

Generation Junk (3.54)

School Times Audio Online

August/December 2013

The End of Democracy? (5.57)

The Struggle for Justice (5.02)

Obama Speaks Out On Race (4.32)

Royal Mugs (3.10)

Film News: Rush (3.36)

The Boy from Dunblane (4.48)

Guns for All (4.58)

Titanic II (4.39)

War Crimes (5.47)

Royal Discrimination? (4.59)

Mars by 2018? (5.21)

Fergie: A Living Legend (5.03)

School Times Audio Online

January/April 2012

Lincoln (5.38)

The Story of Abraham Bolden (6.14)

The Shard (5.08)

Is Your Love Big Enough? (4.15)

America’s Culture of Violence (5.59)

Rocket Car Aims For Record (5.50)

Never Ending Task No More (4.47)

Vegetarian Thursday (3.31)

No Place Like Home (5.20)

Return of the Trams (3.58)

Australia’s Outlaw Gangs (5.21)

School Times Audio Online

August-December 2012

Freefall from the Edge of Space (4.27)

The Omega Project (4.15)

Game, Set and Fairytale (4.02)

The Stones (4.55)

Ancient Food (4.10)

A President Who Saved the World? (4.47)

Now is Good (2.55)

Election 2012: Obama or Romney? (6.15)

The Beautiful Game? (7.06)

Google Asteroids (4.39)

Royal Jubilee (3.56)

School Times Audio Online

January/April 2012

The Sin of Silence (9.02)

Racism in the Premier League? (4.44)

War Horse (3.46)

Caroline Wozniacki (5.05)

American Generations (7.14)

Top Gear (4.17)

Dickensian Britain (4.18)

Royal Motorcycle (4.34)

Letters from the Titanic (8.45)

London Olympics 2012 (4.42)

The School Times Online Audio

Aug/Dec 2011

Norway in Shock (4.44)

Riverman: George Parsonage, Part 1 (7.05)

9/11, Part 1 (4.52)

Tour de France 2011 (5.24)

9/11, Part 2 (8.11)

Riverman: George Parsonage, Part 2 (5.39)

Shuttle Era Comes to an End (6.19)

Emma Watson (4.17)

The State that Loves Its Gun (5.07)

The Unsinkable Ship Remembered (5.35)

Amnesty International at 50 (5.56)

Nuclear Power: A Risk Worth Taking? (5.27)

The School Times Online Audio

Jan/April 2011

A Friend Called Ben (4.47)

Martin Luther King Day (5.21)

Be My Valentine (3.50)

Hello from Planet Earth (4.54)

Obama: Two Years On (7.43)

A New Bus for London (3.43)

Daniel Ellsberg (6.01)

Litter Heroes (4.12)

The Royal Wedding (5.20)

Man Who Stopped WW3? (4.18)

The King’s Speech (3.20)

The School Times Online Audio

Aug/Dec 2010

Super Spain (4.25)

On Your Bike (2.52)

Goodbye Bafana (3.05)

Plastiki Expedition (3.43)

The Story of Willie McGee (3.54)

John Lennon: 30 Years On (4.57)

The Friendly Games (3.43)

War is a Racket (4.37)

South of the Border (4.01)

Britain’s Funniest Road Sign (3.53)

Silent Night (3.22)

The School Times Online Audio

Jan/April 2010

Berlin Wall (5.16)

Avatar (3.01)

Susan Boyle (3.09)

Silver Arrows (4.12)

Vancouver 2010 (3.37)

Armed and Dangerous (5.05)

The ‘Nutty’ Professor (4.12)

Virgin Galactic (3.02)

Wales (4.12)

In Harmony (4.00)

One Small Step for Man (4.09)

The School Times Online Audio

Aug/Dec 2009

When Stars Fall (5.37)

Lost Generation (4.17)

World Cup Warm-Up (3.57)

The Ben Kinsella Story (5.17)

Mike’s World Challenge (3.54)

Message in a Bottle (4.31)

Viva Palestina (5.47)

Brussels Backtracks (4.37)

Looking for Eric (3.41)

Electric Cars (3.47)

The Gathering (3.47)

The School Times Online Audio

Jan/April 2009

Barack Obama (3.39)

Birthday of a Poet (4.03)

A Man’s A Man Song (4.46)

Angus, Thongs and Pefect Snogging (2.48)

F.A.R.T. (3.38)

Bloodhound SSC (3.26)

Sorry Ireland (4.38)

Che Guevara (5.32)

Woodstock (4.14)

Is Grass Only For Cows? (4.12)

One Small Step for Man (4.09)

The School Times Online Audio

Aug/Dec 2008

HELLO! A Celebrity Mag (5.02)

Violent Britain (4.42)

The Ryder Cup (3.08)

Bigger, Stronger, Faster (3.45)

Space Tourism One Step Nearer (3.13)

Captain Abu Raed (2.59)

Armistice: November 11, 1918 (4.42)

Change We Can Believe In? (6.14)

The Nakba: a Palestinian Catastrophe (4.22)

A Manned European Spacecraft? (3.28)

The School Times Online Audio

Jan/April 2008

A Normal Family Life? (5.12)

Less Noise, Please! (4.15)

The Kite Runner (3.54)

A Clean Energy World (4.18)

Earth Race! (3.37)

Binge Drinking (3.34)

The Brainiest City in Europe? (3.25)

1968: Tragedy and Triumph (5.16)

High Speed Life for Old Station (4.39)

Euro 2008 (3.31)

The School Times Online Audio

Aug/Dec 2007

Muslims United (4.18)

Harry Potter’s Final Adventure (3.43)

Live Earth (3.51)

Runaways (3.39)

England and Scotland (4.07)

50 Years Since Sputnik (4.04)

Refusing to Fight an Unjust War (4.15)

When Games Go Bad (5.19)

Dogs to the Rescue (3.38)

1.3 Billion Fans can’t Be Wrong! (3.36)

The School Times Online Audio

Jan/April 2007

Iraq: Four Years On (5.48)

Pole to Pole by Helicopter (3.56)

Eragon (4.48)

Slavery (5.33)

Watch Your Language (5.28)

Green Skies (3.57)

A New Waterloo (3.42)

Concert for Diana (4.02)

Saving Hubble (4.10)

The Flying Scotsman (4.15)

The School Times Audio CD & First Online Audio Texts

Aug/Dec 2006

United 93 (2.59)

Supercar on Diesel (3.26)

Striking Science (3.56)

Summer School in Theatreland (2.47)

When I’m Sixty Four (5.36)

Nuclear Disaster: 20 Years On (4.21)

The Ashes (3.11)

The Queen at 80 (3.47)

Winter Tomatoes (3.37)

The Solar System Just Got Bigger (2.57)

The School Times Audio CD

Jan/April 2006

Burns Night (4.26)

Burns Interview (7.30)

Winter Olympics 2006 (4.09)

East Coast/West Coast (6.20)

Easy Rider (2.51)

The Gift of God (4.57)

Church Boss Who Speaks His Mind (4.11)

World Cup 2006 (4.15)

One Hundred Years of Rolls-Royce (3.14)

Leading Lady: the Story of Eleanor Thornton (3.26)

The School Times Audio CD

August/December 2005

The IRA: No More War (3.50)

LIVE 8, 2005 (5.20)

Vietnam Veteran (6.06)

You’ll Never Walk Alone (4.07)

Top Chef & School Meals (4.34)

Eat Your Carrots! (3.27)

Re-creating History (4.27)

The Pollution-Free Motorbike (3.07)

Monster of the Sky (3.49)

A Christmas Carol (10.29)

The School Times Audio CD

January/April 2005

Israel and Palestine: Sadness and Hope (7.30)

A Different Kind of Guitar (3.24)

Eurostar: a Success for 10 Years (4.29)

Safe on the Internet (3.09)

Riding a Red Bull (3.04)

Beat Bullying (2.43)

Holyrood: Scotland’s Past and Future (4.16)

Return to Space (3.27)

Street Musicians (3.51)

Island-Hopping on the Edge of Europe (3.22)

The School Times Audio CD

August/December 2004

SpaceShipOne Makes History (3.23)

A Star is Born: Katie Melua (3.07)

The Utterly Butterlys (4.19)

The 93-year-old Marathon Star (4.05)

Clean River (4.28)

Martin Baker: Seats that Save Lives (5.04)

US Election: an Elephant or a Donkey? (3.21)

The Right to Vote (4.24)

Cassini Reaches Saturn (4.12)

The Polar Express (3.28)

The School Times Audio CD

January/April 2004

Tony Hawk: a Skateboarding Legend (4.47)

Child of Courage (2.16)

Keiko: Free at Last (3.45)

From Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam (4.03)

Who Will Win The X Prize? (3.02)

Private Submarine (3.06)

Deep Sea Diver (3.25)

Three Young Stars (3.57)

World Solar Challenge (3.09)

Stonehenge: Returning to Silence (2.46)

The School Times Audio CD

August/December 2003

100 Years of Flight (5.34)

Space Rescue (3.51)

Walking by Loch Ness (2.00)

Song: Kelvin Grove, trad. arranged by Bluevale (7.10)

Montoya: the Latin Lion (3.19)

Melanie Chisholm: Less Spice, More Taste (3.22)

Rugby World Cup 2003 (2.59)

Children and Bullying (6.16)

Future Car Today (2.14)

Mars Armada (5.14)

Robot for the Home (2.51)

The School Times Audio CD

January/April 2003

Ms Dynamite (4.13)

The Last Men On The Moon (4.56)

Catherine Zeta-Jones (4.06)

Green Power from Greenhouse Gas (3.23)

Eco Windmill (2.42)

Cannabis: A Safe Drug? (7.02)

Northern Irish Peace in Danger (5.52)

The Super Car with A Very Light Touch (2.26)

The Poverty Trap (2.36)

From Football to Fashion (2.32)

The School Times Audio Tape / Audio CD

August/December 2002

Great Scot! Sir Sean Connery (3.53)

Dido (4.33)

Berti McVogts (4.31)

The Commonwealth: A Family of Nations (4.10)

The X Box: More Realistic Violence? (4.47)

E-Waste! (4.04)

Toyota’s Fuel-Cell Car (3.25)

Space Age Environment Project (3.00)

Ice Breaker in England (2.51)

If It’s Christmas It Must Be Pantomime! (3.16)

The School Times Audio Tape / Audio CD

January/April 2002

It’s Euro Time (3.23)

Cleaning Time (3.08)

George Harrison (5.10)

Hogwarts Express (3.20)

Aiming for the X-Prize (3.47)

Madonna (4.28)

Looking for a Better Future (4.12)

From Villain to Hero (3.15)

Energy from the Rocks (3.31)

Software for Distant Planets (2.57)

The School Times Audio Tape / Audio CD

August/December 2001

Pearl Harbor (4.32)

The New Mini (3.41)

Jennifer Capriati: The Comeback Kid (4.17)

Global Protest (5.10)

Britney Spears (2.21)

Internet Teenager (3.07)

Interview: Animal Trainer Kirsten Hansen *

(4.52)Illegal Drugs For Everyone? (4.46)

By Rail To The Future (3.38)

Interview: Musician Mark Penner * (5.16)

* = live interview text

The School Times Audio Tape / Audio CD

January /April 2001

U2: An Irish Legend (3.40)

Global Warming (4.36)

Laurel and Hardy (part 1) * (3.06)

Laurel and Hardy (part 2) * (2.48)

Billy Elliot (5.06)

The A380: A Super Jumbo (3.39)

James Herriot Centre * (4.47)

Internet Village (2.37)

2001: A Space Odyssey? (3.27)

Jodrell Bank * (6.05)

* = live interview text

The School Times Audio Tape / Audio CD

August/December 2000

The Queen Mother’s Royal Century / 7.48

Breaking the Codes (part 1) * / 5.53

Breaking the Codes (part 2) * / 4.58

The Euro / 3.56

F1 Driver David Coulthard * / 6.08

Sellafield: Britain’s Nuclear Shame / 4.12

The Kilt and Scottish National Identity * / 5.09

David Beckham / 4.12

Kings College Cambridge * / 7.37

* = live interview text

The School Times Audio Tape

January/April 2000

Ireland: building the peace / 9.20

Greenwich Observatory * / 7.28

Sharleen Spiteri: a Scottish-Italian from Texas / 3.19

RSPCA Animal Centre * / 8.50

Leading Lady:the Spirit of Ecstasy / 3.02

Eurosport * / 6.51

Hovercraft * / 5.13

London Marathon 2000 / 3.23

War Memorial * / 6.46

* = live interview text

The School Times Audio Tape

August/December 1999

Edward and Sophie / 3.04

Star Wars Star / 4.24

Interview with the NSPCC * / 6.49

United / 3.34

Interview with Friends of the Earth * / 5.37

Life in Euroland / 4.40

Britain’s Canals / 3.50

Interview at St Giles Cathedral * / 3.50

CargoLifter / 3.24

Auld Lang Syne * / 5.55

* = live interview text

The School Times Audio Tape

January/April 1999

Alanis Morissette /

The X Prize /

Bullied Children Tell of their School Hell /

Man Behaving Badly /

Sitting on a Goldmine /

Pregnant in the Classroom /

Eclipse /

Rugby World Cup /

The School Times Audio Tape

August/December 1998

Northern Ireland’s Vote for Peace / 6.30

Armageddon / 3.35

All Saints – the New Spice Girls? / 2.43

Mika Hakkinen – the ‘Flying Finn’ / 3.50

Weather Change / 4.30

Godspeed, John Glenn! / 4.30

Rolls Royce – the Most famous Car in the World / 4.20

Parents, Children & Alcohol / 4.00

European Money / 4.30

The School Times Audio Tape

January/April 1998

Backstreet Boys / 4.30

Titanic’s Sister / 4.30

Spice World / 3.00

Keepers of the Light / 4.25

The Drug Problem / 3.50

One Man and His Dog / 3.20

James Earl Ray / 8.20

France ’98 / 3.55

The School Times Audio Tape

August/December 1997

Just Call Me Tony / 4.08

Sarah’s Childhood Dream / 3.05

Nelson Mandela / 3.40

Buddy Holly / 4.18

Sputnik / 4.10

Jacques Cousteau / 3.38

Rescue / 3.55

Hindenburg / 4.10

France 98 / 4.00

The School Times Audio Tape

January/April 1997

Martin Luther King Jr. / 8.40

Gun Ban / 3.25

The Most Expensive Footballer in History / 3.10

Europe in Space / 4.40

Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney / 5.00

Let the People Decide / 3.10

Models / 3.15

Telephone Box / 3.30

The School Times Audio Tape

August/December 1996

Northern Ireland / 2.40

Germany Win Euro 96 / 4.50

Global Challenge / 5.58

Damon Hill / 4.30

Winnie-the-Pooh / 5.55

Sting / 5.48

History for Sale – Jacqueline Kennedy / 6.26

Concorde / 5.00

The School Times Audio Tape

January/April 1996

Michael Jackson Health Scare / 2.47

World Land-Speed Record / 2.57

Jupiter at Last / 2.58

James Herriot / 2.40

Willy Finds a New Home / 2.55

Michael Bolton / 3.03

Born to be King / 2.54

Nuclear Power / 4.27

Euro 96 / 4.20

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