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In Defence of History on TV

Television is in bad shape. Facing competition from video games, social media and online streaming services – all of which seek to overturn its long-established dominance – TV faces the toughest commercial challenges in its history. 779 more words


[Documentary] Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark

Don’t let the title befool you; it is a mouthful, I know. I think a more honest title should be: Western Civilisation for Dummies and Couch Potatoes :) Anyways, as documentary films go, in the league of David Attenborough, Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, and Brian Cox, Lord Clark is like their granddaddy. 150 more words


Quote of the day, Sept. 25

Kenneth Clark, on change (from Ruskin Today, 1964)

“Changes in the structure of society are not brought about solely by massive engines of doctrine. The first flash of insight which persuades human beings to change their basic assumptions is usually contained in a few phrases.”


Back to the Future

In 1973, Dr Jacob Bronowski  was asked to write and present a documentary BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man, along with an accompanying book. 169 more words


Civilisation Revisited

One of the benefits of ageing is that one has all that extra time available during a sleepless night. For me, YouTube has recently occupied much of my ‘bonus’ hours. 308 more words


Quote of the day, June 16

Kenneth Clark, from Civilisation (1969)

“We are so much accustomed to the humanitarian outlook that we forget how little it counted in earlier ages of civilisation. 122 more words


Article: The Remains of Slavery

‘The Remains of Slavery’ by Fezeka Mkhabela

After my Image Creation professor had allowed us a moment to think of how we would describe ourselves in a manner which doesn’t include racial identity or religious affiliation she asked some of us to share with the floor our notions. 765 more words