Neil MacGregor with a buckskin map from North America.
Exploration, Exploitation and Enlightenment (1680 - 1820 AD)
North American buckskin map
Australian bark shield
Neil MacGregor with an aboriginal bark shield brought from Australia by Captain Cook.
Neil MacGregor with an object from the 18th century Chinese Enlightenment - a jade ring.
The 100th Object
Evan Davis runs through the contenders for A History of the World's last object.
Mass Production, Mass Persuasion (1780 - 1914 AD)
Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle
Neil MacGregor with the chronometer that accompanied Darwin to South America.
Early Victorian tea set
Neil MacGregor tells the story of the global trade in tea - with a Victorian tea set.
Hokusai's The Great Wave
Neil MacGregor with a familiar image - Hokusai's The Great Wave.
Sudanese slit drum
Neil MacGregor with a wooden drum from Sudan that Kitchener presented to Queen Victoria.
Neil MacGregor with a penny coin defaced by suffragettes with the words "Votes for women".
The World of Our Making (1914 - 2010 AD)
Russian revolutionary plate
Neil MacGregor nears the end of his world history - with a Russian revolutionary plate.
Hockney's In the Dull Village
Neil MacGregor considers the state of human rights - with a David Hockney print.
Throne of Weapons
Neil MacGregor with an African throne - made from decommissioned guns.
Neil MacGregor with a credit card - one that is compliant with Sharia law.
Solar-powered lamp and charger
Neil MacGregor's last object in his world history - a solar-powered lamp and charger.
The first human Cyborg
In 1998 a transponder was implanted into the body of British scientist, Kevin Warwick.
Britain and its 'Fourth Arm of Defence' from 1920 - 1940.
Finding El Salvador's missing children
The search for hundreds of children kidnapped by the Salvadoran army during the civil war
War and the German Economy from 1920 – 1940.
“My donor had obviously been very good to them”
Corinne Hutton on having a double hand transplant after losing her own hands to sepsis.