- 15 Minutes
A Week At The Pitt Rivers
Oxford's Aladdin's cave for anthropologists seen through the eyes of five different visitors.
|01||The Engineer||19990419||Tim Hunkin, cartoonist and maker of automata, examines the wooden heads that inspired his own contribution to the Pitt Rivers museum.|
|02||The Archaeologist||19990420||Barry Cunliffe finds amulets from around the world that represent parts of the body in need of a cure.|
|03||The Novelist||19990421||20121231 (R4+)||P D James included a Fijian whale tooth necklace in her novel `The Children of Men'.|
She returns to the museum to discover more about its origins.
Novelist PD James included a whale tooth necklace in 'The Children Of Men'. She aims to learn more about it at a museum.
|04||The Historian||19990422||Christina Hardyment discovers how the English longbow, so successful at Agincourt, compares with bows from around the world.|
|05 LAST||The Musician||19990423||Musicologist Lucy Doran gets lost among the musical instruments collected by Pitt Rivers, Balfour and Captain Cook.|