Tim Barrett lectures in political history and the history of science. Ten years an OUDCE International Programmes tutor, he is also an Honorary Research Fellow of Keele University, Staffordshire.
The Twentieth Century revealed the secrets of the cosmos, of the atom and of human heredity: thoughtful explorations of these and other startling discoveries will form our week.
Time: the eternal fascination of artists, physicists, film-makers, and writers alike. Explore the myriad manifestations of our engagement with time, from scratches on stone to the Theory of Relativity, from art-house cinema, to the metaphysical novel.
With extensive and rare archive recordings, this course explores the BBC's vital role during World War II, focussing on major wartime events and on Churchill's remarkable engagement with the new medium of international broadcasting.