Podcasts and Downloads - A History of the World in 100 Objects
A History of the World Special 18 May 2011 Thu, 19 May 11 Duration:28 mins Peter Lewis tells a story of love, separation and hardship, through the object he added to the BBC History of the World website: a portrait of a private soldier's sweetheart, painted secretly for his Uncle Bryn in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Download 13MB (right click & "save target as / link as") 100 Solar-powered lamp and charger 22 Oct 2010 Fri, 22 Oct 10 Duration:14 mins A lamp that runs off sunlight. Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, looks at the final object in the series: a solar-powered lamp with a charger that can bring cheap light and power to people around the world with no access to the electric grid. Simple, cheap and clean – is this the revolutionary technology of our future? With contributions from Aloka Sarder, a mother and adult student in West Bengal, and Nick Stern, expert on the economics of climate change.
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