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Bags Thu 28-Feb-13 08:37:48

BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) tweeted at 8:25am - 28 Feb 13:

Pitt-Rivers: the man who inherited a fortune and devoted it to archaeology – #inourtime with Melvyn Bragg today 9am

Used to work next door to this museum, at Earth Sciences [nostalgia emoticon]

annodomini Thu 28-Feb-13 09:01:31

Been to the Pitt-Rivers museum several times with GSs. It's attached to the Natural History Museum in Oxford and the boys enjoy visiting both of them. the anthropological collection in the P-R is immense. Need I say that the two boys like the various kinds of weapons?
I love In Our Time, even when a lot of it is over my head!

Lilygran Thu 28-Feb-13 09:21:31

The DGS absolutely love the Pitt Rivers as do their parents and grandparents. Yes, the In Our Time programmes are excellent. The ideal of Reithian broadcasting and a strong argument against the lobby that thinks information should only be offered through the medium of slapstick.

Goose Thu 28-Feb-13 11:04:53

I live in Oxford so get to the Pitt Rivers as often as possible. It opens at rather strange times but never quite long enough to 'do' it in a day - the shrunken heads alone take a good 15mins to mull over. It's a lovely place and not as crowded as the Ashmolean - recommend for a great day out, and the Parks are close by, so can combine a picnic (I'll stop now as I'm starting to sound like a travel rep!)smile

Bags Thu 28-Feb-13 11:16:07

There's far too much to 'do' in a day anyway, isn't there, goose. One soon reaches saturation point in there. All the more reason to go back again smile