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High Street History: Cinemas

High Street History: Cinemas Copyrighted image Copyright: red betty black under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jul 2007
Once, these screens were windows into the wider world as much as doorways to imagination.

High Street History: Churches

High Street History: Churches Creative commons image reverend_timbo under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Jul 2007
Churches are often older than any of the buildings surrounding them - and they reflect the lives of their congregations.

High Street History: Brickwork

High Street History: Brickwork Creative commons image LarysaS under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Jul 2007
How the bricks are put together - and sometimes where they are - are clues to the use of buildings.

High Street History: Advertisements

High Street History: Advertisements Copyrighted image Copyright: Stuart Mitchell
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jul 2007
Even if the brands they trumpet have long since vanished, pay attention to old advertisements.

The science of keeping your cool

The science of keeping your cool Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 May 2007
Have you ever thought about how you feel when you are inside a building - too hot, too cold, too humid or too dry? If people like Sara McGowan have...

Building on success: Meet Sara McGowan

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Building on success: Meet Sara McGowan Copyrighted image Copyright: OU
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 May 2007
Sara McGowan has found her perfect job. Her skills in science and art combine in the design of environmentally efficient and beautiful buildings...

OU on the BBC: Art of Glamour - About the programme

OU on the BBC: Art of Glamour - About the programme Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Jun 2006
In the first ever Open University programme to be broadcast on BBC One, Jerry Hall presents a programme in celebration of Art Deco.

Reading architecture

Reading architecture Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jan 2006
Jonathan Foyle explores the relationship between architecture and archaeology.

The history of your home

The history of your home Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jan 2006
How long has your house been there? Who else lived in it before you did? Nick Barratt explains how to find out.

Renaissance Secrets: Riddle of the Dome - Synopsis

Renaissance Secrets: Riddle of the Dome - Synopsis Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Sep 2005
The dome of Florence Cathedral is one of the greatest monuments of the Renaissance. But nearly 600 years after being built, it is only now...