Imagined and Missing Civilisations

Imagined and Missing Civilisations

I recently finished via BBC iPlayer to catch up and view all 9 episodes of Civilisation along with articles and radio programs that look at what mean when we used term 'Civilsiation' 

It was amazing stuff - as the presenter and rostrum camera linger on works of art, ancient, modern and in the last episode contemporary.

Over the 9 hours of arts programming the historians and academics; Simon Schama, Mark Beard and David Olusoga, over two years travelled to all corners of the world to discover monuments of civilisations giving their own interpretation of the what makes a civilisations.

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Civilisations catches up with Rama

Civilisations catches up with Rama

The art event of 2018 is the BBCs new series from art historians and academics Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga revisit the the themes and ideas of the worlds Civilisations through its art, architecture, religion and culture through the centuries. the 10 part series spans the globe from Angkor Wat to the Sistine Chapel, Claude Monet to the artisans fo the Mughal Emperors.

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Aspergers and Me BBC Documentary

Aspergers and Me BBC Documentary

I've just finished watching the inspirational and affirming documentary Chris Packham: Aspergers and ME via BBC Iplayer (sorry only available in the UK).

And I have to say it was like catching a breathe of fresh air as someone else articulated what it's like for 25 million + people whom are diagnosed with the condition.

In the documentary Chris a wildlife presenter and zoologist describes he life as someone who went through his childhood and most of his adulthood developing coping mechanisms to deal with the stresses of normal life such as interacting with other people.

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