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Liberal Arts Conversation

In our latest Liberal Arts Conversation, we speak to Julia who has just finished the first year of study. In this podcast, we discuss how Julia came to study Liberal Arts. We also discuss the ways that Julia has chosen modules. Importantly, Julia also discusses the connections between the subjects that have been part of …

Connectivity and Culture

This podcast looks at how we have developed a culture of connectivity. It has been so important to stay in touch over the last few months. We have all been talking with people over devices far more as the lockdown has reduced social interaction. This has been made possible by the technology that has come …

Coding as a Language Skill

In this episode of The Things That Made Us we discuss the ways that learning coding can be like learning a new language. We examine the development of Hypertext Markup Language (or, HTML). This formed the basic structure for the internet and remains a popular way to get into coding. Learning how to code can …

The importance of being interdisciplinary

We are focusing today on the importance of being interdisciplinary. This episode of the The Things That Made Us looks at why it is so important that we study across subjects. We are committed to this type of work in Liberal Arts. We want you to work across disciplines because we think it gives you …

Cultivating and Learning

The latest episode of The Things that Made Us take a look at what it means to grow, specifically what it means to have access to a plot of land to cultivate. We look at allotment gardens. Now, this might not seem like a fascinating area of discussion, but allotments perfectly present issues of politics, …

Memory and Culture

How do we remember the past? How do the events of the last century impact us? How do we remember as a society? In the latest episode of The Things That Made Us, we look at these issues in relationship to the First World War. From this work, we can understand how ‘social memory’ functions …

Liberal Arts Conversation

In our latest Liberal Arts Conversation, we speak to Daisy in Year 1 about her work. Daisy is studying History, Classics and Theology as part of her Liberal Arts degree. We discuss what it is like to study new areas and to make decisions about modules. We also speak about how subjects are linked together …

Liberal Arts Conversation

In the first of our interviews with current Liberal Arts students, we speak to Ella about choosing modules, discovering new areas of study and designing a programme that reflects your interests and your objectives. Ella talks about the studying within the programme and the assignments that have been part of the interdisciplinary work we do …

Dinosaurs and Extinction in the Age of the Anthropocene

In the latest episode of The Things That Made Us we look at dinosaurs. It might seem like an odd thing to say about a animals that last live on the planet 65 million years ago but dinosaurs are a very modern phenomenon. The discovery of fossils by humans crystallised into a distinct study in …

Invisible Cities and Inspiration

In the latest edition of The Things That Made Us, we’re talking about Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. This book was originally published in 1972, it describes a series of conversations between the explorer Marco Polo and the Emperor Kublai Khan. The book is a fascinating examination of what it means to be human as …