The Value of Culture

The Value of Culture

Melvyn Bragg explores the history of the idea of culture, and its value today.

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  • tvoc 04 Jan 13: What is the Value of Culture Today?

    Fri, 4 Jan 13

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the meaning and value of culture today, in a debate recorded at Newcastle's Lit and Phil. With Sir Christopher Frayling, Tiffany Jenkins and Matt Ridley.

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  • tvoc 03 Jan 13: Mass Culture

    Thu, 3 Jan 13

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Melvyn Bragg explores the rise of mass culture in the twentieth century, and how it affected our understanding of what culture is and what it's for.

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  • tvoc 02 Jan 13: The Two Cultures

    Wed, 2 Jan 13

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Melvyn Bragg revisits a celebrated debate of the 1960s, and looks at the longer history of an often fractious relationship between the arts and the sciences.

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  • tvoc 01 Jan 13: Culture and the Anthropologists

    Tue, 1 Jan 13

    Duration:
    43 mins

    Melvyn Bragg discovers how culture became a central idea of anthropology following the publication in 1871 of EB Tylor's book Primitive Cultures, and examines how this has broadened contemporary notions of what culture is.

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  • 31 Dec 12: Culture and Anarchy

    Mon, 31 Dec 12

    Duration:
    42 mins

    Melvyn Bragg begins a week-long exploration of the idea of culture by considering Matthew Arnold's 19th century masterpiece Culture and Anarchy, which argued for culture as a force for good in society.

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  • Welcome

    Tue, 18 Dec 12

    Duration:
    1 min

    Welcome to the new series, The Value of Culture

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