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OU on the BBC: Free Thinking: RIBA

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Updated 05 Mar 2014
In this one-off programme recorded in association with The Open University, Free Thinking takes a look at The Brits Who Built the Modern World.

Blockholm

Blockholm Copyrighted image Credit: Blockholm
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Feb 2014
A new Stockholm in Minecraft.

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World

OU on the BBC: The Brits Who Built The Modern World Copyrighted image Credit: Nathan Kendall/OFTV
Updated 03 Feb 2014
Join us for the series that tells the story of how an exceptional generation of British architects conquered the globe with their high-tech vision.

Building Stories

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Updated 19 Nov 2013
Meet the architects and explore the stories behind some of Britain's most iconic buildings.

Journeys From The Centre Of The Earth - Episode guides

Journeys From The Centre Of The Earth - Episode guides Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Aug 2013
Programme-by-programme guides to Iain Stewart's geology series.

Thinking Allowed - The meaning of home

Thinking Allowed - The meaning of home Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Mar 2012
As Thinking Allowed airs from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), our academic explores how the meaning of home has changed  ...

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Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

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Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern
Intermediate level Duration 10 hours Updated 21 Nov 2013
What is art? What is visual culture? How have they changed through history? This unit explores the fundamental issues raised by the study of...

Brighton Pavilion

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Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a...

Art history: early modern

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Art history: early modern Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Mar 2012
The world of the early modern period (C10th - C16th) was one of religious obsession, power struggles and plunder. But it was also a world of...

Art history: modern and contemporary

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Art history: modern and contemporary Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Intermediate level Duration 55 mins Updated 23 Mar 2012
Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives new insight into today’s shifting kaleidoscope of visual culture...

Art and architecture

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Art and architecture Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 09 Feb 2010
The Louvre was designed to house a great art collection for the people of France. Was there a plan from the outset to build a canon of work where...

Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900

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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Intermediate level Duration 40 mins Updated 09 Feb 2010
Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social,...

Social housing and working class heritage

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Social housing and working class heritage Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour 45 mins Updated 11 Jul 2009
Would you consider a dilapidated seventies tower block as heritage? In England, some social housing developments have already been given listed...

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Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

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Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 18 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explore Greek and Roman myth through detailed study of individual works of literature, art and architecture combined with an examination of context...