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OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - How has technology changed us?

Updated Friday, 23rd January 2015

How has technology changed us? Melvyn Bragg and four guests discuss this question. 

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About the episode

Archaeologist Matt Pope, the surgeon Gabriel Weston, the technologist Tom Chatfield and the historian Justin Champion.
For the rest of the week Matt, Gabriel, Tom and Justin will take us further into the history of ideas about technology with programmes of their own. Between them they will tell us about Plato and the internet, medieval medicine, tool use in human evolution and the origins of modern science.
  • This programme is part of a week of programmes looking at the history of ideas around how technology has changed us. Find out more about A History of Ideas




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