Five Hundred Years of Friendship

Dr Thomas Dixon presents a history of the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yzn9h
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Dr Thomas Dixon presents a history of the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-09-17 09:44
last episode published
2014-04-11 00:00
publication frequency
1.29 days
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Number of Episodes
15
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Society & Culture History

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Episodes

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11.04.2014

The Lonely Cyborg

Dr Thomas Dixon brings his major new series on the changing face of friendship to a close with a look at how the old and the young are navigating their friendships today through technologies old and new, and at how friendship might look in the future. ...
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10.04.2014

Families of Choice

Dr Thomas Dixon brings his major history of friendship up to the 1970s, when gender politics began to change friendships once again, and considers how popular culture both reflected and influenced this change. Episode 14: Families of Choice. Profes...
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9.04.2014

In Need, In Deed, By Post

Dr Thomas Dixon continues to trace the changing meaning of friendship over the last five hundred years. Episode 13: In Need, In Deed, By Post Mass Observation and the archive of the Co-Operative Correspondence Club provide intimate evidence for frie...
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8.04.2014

The Suburbs of the Heart

Continuing his history of friendship over the last five hundred years, Dr Thomas Dixon explores how friendship was changed by a new form of technology and a new type of science in the early years of the twentieth century. Episode 12: The Suburbs of th...
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7.04.2014

Testaments of Friendship

Dr Thomas Dixon brings his timely new history of the changing face of friendship into the era immediately after the First World War, when the international friendship movement flourished. Episode 11: Testaments of Friendship At the centre of this epi...
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4.04.2014

A Battalion of Pals

Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely new history of the changing meaning and experience of friendship over the centuries Episode 10: A Battalion of Pals Dr Thomas Dixon tells two contrasting stories for this examination of the impact of World War One on...
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3.04.2014

Comrades and Lovers

Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely new history of the changing meaning and experience of friendship over the centuries Episode 9: Comrades and Lovers Drawing on the intriguingly ambiguous relationship of Frances Power Cobbe with Mary Lloyd and the mor...
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2.04.2014

Darwin's Best Friend

Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely new history of the changing meaning and experience of friendship over the centuries Episode 8: Darwin's Best Friend Charles Darwin loved his dog and praised her in letters to friends as "the beloved and beautiful Pol...
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1.04.2014

Education of the Heart

As the nature and depth of our friendships comes under scrutiny in an era of Social Networking, Dr Thomas Dixon presents a major new history of the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries. Episode 7: Education of the Heart Today, we tend to...
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31.03.2014

Felons and Oddfellows

As the nature and depth of our friendships comes under scrutiny in an era of Social Networking, Dr Thomas Dixon presents a major new history of the changing meaning of friendship over the centuries. Episode 6: Felons and Oddfellows Thomas Dixon trace...
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28.03.2014

When William Met Mary

Social networking appears to be expanding our circles of friendship just as our sense of community is contracting: Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely history of how the meaning and experience of friendship have changed over the centuries. Episode Five:...
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27.03.2014

Webs of Loyalty

Social networking appears to be expanding our circles of friendship just as our sense of community is contracting: Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely history of how the meaning and experience of friendship have changed over the centuries. Episode Four:...
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26.03.2014

Love Your Enemies

Social networking appears to be expanding our circles of friendship just as our sense of community is contracting: Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely history of how the meaning and experience of friendship have changed over the centuries. Episode Three...
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25.03.2014

A Marriage of Minds

Social networking appears to be expanding our circles of friendship just as our sense of community is contracting: Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely history of how the meaning and experience of friendship have changed over the centuries. Episode Two: ...
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24.03.2014

Gossips and Goodfellows

Social networking appears to be expanding our circles of friendship just as our sense of community is contracting: Dr Thomas Dixon presents a timely, major new history of how the meaning and experience of friendship have changed over the centuries. Ep...
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