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    • The destruction of Australian aboriginal societies 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Against the backdrop of an Australian forest, Alan Macfarlane describes the way in which Australian hunter-gatherers and their way of life was largely destroyed by white settlers.
    • The destruction of hunter-gatherer way of life 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Alan Macfarlane reflects on the rapid destruction of the hunter gatherer groups in Australia by the arrival of the white settlers.
    • The development of coke smelting and the industrial revolution 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Abraham Darby and the origins of the industrial revolution in Britain. Alan Macfarlane talks to John about the reasons for the area near Birmingham becoming the epi-centre of the industrial development, and the development ...
    • The development of commerce and banking in Venice 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      The development of banks and commerce, and particularly the invention of double entry book-keeping and other devices, is discussed by Alan Macfarlane against the backdrop of the Grand Canal in Venice.
    • The Development of the Japanese Toilet and its Impact 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      The need for human excrement to manure the rice fields in crowded and animal scarce Japan led to the development of the most exquisite toilet system in the world. All human waste was carefully collected and taken out to ...
    • Diary of an Examiner 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-13)
      Some thoughts on the Cambridge University examining process for undergraduates, written in 2009
    • Dilmaya's World 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2014-08-27)
      The Life of a Himalayan hill woman among the Gurungs of central Nepal
    • Discovery in Cambridge 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
    • Discussion of the role of the Benedictines in civilization 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      Father Giles in discussion with Alan Macfarlane in a Benetictine Abbey in Scotland. They discuss the history of the Benedictines, the nature of work and wealth, the nature of time and discipline and the relations between ...
    • Discussion with a Buddhist monk 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-29)
      Alan Macfarlane and a Buddhist monk discuss the relationship between Buddhism, Christianity and the development of modern science and technology. The talk takes place in a shrine in Kyoto.
    • Discussions in an old Japanese school 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      Some discussions in the old school founded in Osaka in the nineteenth century to teach people some of the new western knowledge. Among the pupils was Yukichi Fukuzawa, anecdotes of whose life are included.
    • Documentary series: The Day the World Took Off 

      Dugan, David; Macfarlane, Alan (2004-06-08)
      This 6-series documentary films address the puzzle of the origins of Industrial Revolution. The central question: why did a scraggy little rainswept island off the coast of mainland Europe become the first major ...
    • Dorset Days 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2015-06-16)
      An account of England between 1947 and 1954, and in particular the family life of Alan Macfarlane in Dorset.
    • A Dragon Kiln in Yixing County 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Gowlland, Geoffrey (2005-08-24)
      A video of the only dragon kiln still in operation in the Jiangsu province. This kiln dates from the Ming dynasty.
    • Earls Colne, Essex. Records of an English Village 1375-1854 

      Harrison, Sarah; Jardine, Charles; King, Tim; King, Jessica; Macfarlane, Alan (The Earls Colne Project, Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2002)
    • The early history of tea - from the start to the gardens of Assam 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Alan Macfarlane sitting in a teahouse explains the long history of tea from the Burmese forest through to the setting up of tea gardens in Assam, by way of China.
    • Editing the film series 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      Much of the final effect of the television film is created in the editing stage. Paul Sheppard, the main editor at Windfall Films, talks to Mark Turin about some of the opportunities and constraints on editing the series.
    • Editing the sound 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      At the end of the production period, the sound is mixed, combining 'wild' sound, voice over and specially composed music and sound effects. Part of this process, including the attempt to insert part of one drowned word, ...
    • Education in Cambridge 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
    • The Education of Iris Macfarlane, 1922-1939 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2015-06-16)
      An account of an English girl's education. Born in India in 1922, Iris Macfarlane's diaries, letters and school reports provide a picture of being sent home to England and being educated in a series of schools.