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    • Scenes in a monastery 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      Various scenes in the library, refectory, garden and elsewhere in a Benedictine Abbey, with the monks at work and rest.
    • Scenes in a traditional printing press 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      Scenes in the traditional printing press at Robert Smail's in southern Scotland. Various stages in the use of simple printing devices are shown.
    • Scenes in Venice, reflections in the water 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Some brief shots of typical Venetian scenes of bridges, gondolas and canals.
    • Scenes on the Grand Canal in Venice 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Along the Grand Canal in Venice with its imposing buildings and animated boating life.
    • School eye-testing 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      A rountine eye test in a Japanese school in Tokyo. About one third of these school children, aged about eleven, are short-sighted (myopic). This is a far higher rate than in most western societies.
    • A science walk round Cambridge University and the Colleges 

      Francis, Susan; Macfarlane, Alan (2008-06-06)
      A guided tour of some of the famous sites and museums and colleges in Cambridge associated with scientific figures over the last five hundred years.
    • Science, religion and technology in Islamic civilization 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      A three-part reflection in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul by Alan Macfarlane on some of the reasons for the stasis in Islamic science. The difference between religions and technologies and their effects on the ...
    • Second day in village - with photo of mountains - 1968 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2014-03-24)
    • Seminar on Methods in Video Making 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2008-05-21)
      A practical seminar on some of the general principles in anthropological film-making - filming, editing and uploading.
    • Short film on Sir James Frazer's indexing methods 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2008-05-22)
      A short film on the indexing methods used by Sir James Frazer in writing the 'Golden Bough', based on his notebooks in Cambridge. This was made in one hour to illustrate how to make a film - the filming of the film making ...
    • Short-sightness (myopia) in Japan 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      A conversation between Alan Macfarlane and Dr Tokoro, a leading Japanese ophthalmologist, after a routine Japanese school eyesight test. Some of the possible causes and consequences of the very high rates of short-sightedness ...
    • Sickle 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-29)
      Alan Macfarlane discusses the way in which tools are the extensions of the human body, illustrating the argument with the multi-purpose Nepalese sickle.
    • Singing in a restaurant in China 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2008)
    • A small seminar at King's College on the history of the world 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      The intellectual shape of the television series was deeply influenced by a number of seminars held in the preceding years at King's College, Cambridge. An extract from one of these shows a discussion in progress.
    • The Social World of the Gurungs 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2015-08-22)
      A description of the social world of the Gurungs of the Central Himalayas
    • Some reasons why an industrial revolution could not occur in Venice 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Within the ancient ‘ghetto’ or iron-working area of Venice, Alan Macfarlane explains some of the reasons why, in the absence of iron ore and coal, the Venetians would have found it impossible to have an industrial revolution ...
    • Some reasons why an industrial revolution did not occur in the Ottoman Empire 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      In Istanbul, Alan Macfarlane describes some of the natural resource shortages which were among the reasons for the lack of industrial development in the Ottoman Empire.
    • The spread of tea throughout Europe 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      The spread of tea throughout Europe is described by Alan Macfarlane, its final movement to India where it was drunk from the twentieth century is recounted. Now it is the most universal drink on the planet (apart from ...
    • The spread of the 'empire of the dandelion', that is European agriculture 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Standing against a backdrop of a farming scene in New South Wales, Australia, Alan Macfarlane describes the consequences of the spread of European agriculture to many parts of the world with its pests and weeds and new ...