The Utopian Dream - And Its Disappointments

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01The Moment Of Hope *20090105

Jane Shaw explores the viability of utopian communities.

Drawing on her own experiences of having grown up in the Great Hospital, Norwich, and living at New College, Oxford, where she teaches history and religion, Jane Shaw explores the viability of utopian communities.

02The Dream Of Harmony * *20090106

Jane Shaw, lecturer in history and religion at New College, Oxford, explores the pursuit of harmony by political regimes and religious communities, and their attempts to impose uniformity.

03Making Perfect Humans *20090107

Jane Shaw explores the uses of eugenics and genetics in the quest for perfection.

The Rev Canon Dr Jane Shaw of Oxford University explores the uses of eugenics and genetics in the quest for perfection.

04Art As The Site Of Hope *20090108

Jane Shaw of Oxford University explores artists' attempts to create utopian communities.

The Rev Canon Dr Jane Shaw of Oxford University explores artists' attempts to create utopian communities.

05 LASTRealistic Utopias *20090109

The Rev Canon Dr Jane Shaw of Oxford University explores utopias that work.