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  1. 1.
    Tracy Emin and David Dawson In Conversation02/14/2020
    41:58
  2. 2.
    Hugh Brody on his documentary 'Inside Australia' and the work of Antony Gormley01/21/2020
    23:07
  3. 3.
    Understanding space through art01/21/2020
    57:53
  4. 4.
    Anthony Gormley in conversation with Director of the Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona Blazwick01/21/2020
    1:19:31
  5. 5.
    What is sculpture good for?01/21/2020
    57:34
  6. 6.
    Michael Stipe In Conversation01/20/2020
    47:52
  7. 7.
    Paul Smith: finding inspiration in the everyday and the extraordinary11/25/2019
    30:30
  8. 8.
    Marcus Du Sautoy & Conrad Shawcross RA in conversation10/18/2019
    49:12
  1. 9.
    Making a mockery: exploring humour and satire in art08/02/2019
    58:34
  2. 10.
    Mali Morris in conversation with Martha Kapos07/10/2019
    45:16
  3. 11.
    An artist's many tools: Peter Blake in conversation07/10/2019
    42:09
  4. 12.
    In conversation with Thomas Houseago07/10/2019
    55:12
  5. 13.
    Ken Loach: “If you don’t draw blood then they won’t care about you”06/17/2019
    41:13
  6. 14.
    Michael Palin on bringing forgotten artists onto our screens05/29/2019
    42:00
  7. 15.
    A conversation between the creators of ‘Charlie and Lola’05/28/2019
    52:36
  8. 16.
    Hofesh Shechter: "Dance changed my life"05/24/2019
    50:58
  9. 17.
    Clio Barnard on the ethical minefield of making documentaries05/23/2019
    47:03
  10. 18.
    Cressida Cowell and Chris Riddell’s storytelling secrets05/23/2019
    53:24
  11. 19.
    Michael Rosen on the systems squeezing creativity out of education05/23/2019
    47:20
  12. 20.
    Elif Shafak: writing through the eyes of women05/23/2019
    38:43
  13. 21.
    Kwame Kwei-Armah: “We’re all born with our own superpowers.”05/22/2019
    48:08
  14. 22.
    Where are we now? Reflections on the nude in the arts04/24/2019
    1:03:51
  15. 23.
    The making of historical films: a panel discussion with director Mike Leigh04/24/2019
    56:31
  16. 24.
    Phyllida Barlow in conversation with art critic Gilda Williams04/24/2019
    49:10
  17. 25.
    Gatekeepers of censorship: contemporary erotic art in a digital age03/12/2019
    52:26
  18. 26.
    Rose Wylie RA in conversation with Frances Morris03/08/2019
    58:13
  19. 27.
    Jacques Rancière and Farshid Moussavi on space and politics02/27/2019
    1:25:25
  20. 28.
    Indy Johar & Kate Raworth In Conversation02/27/2019
    1:44:50
  21. 29.
    Barbara Rae RA in conversation with Tim Marlow02/27/2019
    1:08:34
  22. 30.
    Lisa Reihana in conversation with Tim Marlow02/22/2019
    1:01:14
  23. 31.
    Lauren Child on where ideas come from02/12/2019
    48:50
  24. 32.
    Akram Khan on ego, influences and Anish Kapoor12/21/2018
    49:04
  25. 33.
    Andy Stanton on creating Mr. Gum!12/21/2018
    46:02
  26. 34.
    Dementia and the power of art12/21/2018
    41:28
  27. 35.
    Class and creativity: what needs to change12/21/2018
    53:30
  28. 36.
    David Cannadine on Churchill and art12/21/2018
    52:28
  29. 37.
    Artist Yinka Shonibare on how race, class and art12/21/2018
    47:52
  30. 38.
    Rupert Goold and James Graham on why theatre matters12/21/2018
    47:30
  31. 39.
    English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo on pain, passion and proving herself12/21/2018
    46:30
  32. 40.
    Thomas Heatherwick on problem-solving with architecture12/21/2018
    1:01:56
  33. 41.
    Cultural historian Franny Moyle on the art of storytelling12/21/2018
    57:23
  34. 42.
    Warhorse author Michael Morpurgo on setting fiction in history12/21/2018
    52:04
  35. 43.
    Don McCullin on war and poverty seen through a camera lens12/21/2018
    34:28
  36. 44.
    Artist Question Time with Michael Craig-Martin RA, Sonia Boyce RA and more12/21/2018
    57:04
  37. 45.
    Pin Drop Short Story Award 2018 with Gwendoline Christie09/18/2018
    32:53
  38. 46.
    Does identity matter? – The identity of the profession: starting again08/24/2018
    1:15:23
  39. 47.
    Does identity matter? – The production of a city's identity08/24/2018
    1:28:10
  40. 48.
    Does identity matter? – The destruction of a city's identity08/24/2018
    1:43:55
  41. 49.
    Work In Focus: 'Portrait Of T. S. Eliot' by Wyndham Lewis08/01/2018
    35:16
  42. 50.
    Antony Gormley RA and Rowan Williams in conversation07/17/2018
    1:21:29
  43. 51.
    Sites of sabotage: a history of protest07/17/2018
    1:22:10
  44. 52.
    "The successful artist?": Definers of success07/03/2018
    1:18:11
  45. 53.
    Curators' introduction: The Great Spectacle07/03/2018
    59:09
  46. 54.
    What is the future of digital technologies in the home?06/20/2018
    1:33:35
  47. 55.
    Miles Aldridge's lecture at the 2018 London Original Print Fair06/04/2018
    59:48
  48. 56.
    How did Charles I's queen influence his art collection?06/04/2018
    54:35
  49. 57.
    What's next for the RA's Urban Jigsaw projects?06/04/2018
    1:11:55
  50. 58.
    Technology is the answer, but what was the question?05/31/2018
    1:27:34
  51. 59.
    Do we live in a senseable city?05/31/2018
    1:31:28
  52. 60.
    Can we live on Mars?05/24/2018
    1:18:22
  53. 61.
    Kay Fisker: forgotten master of architecture05/23/2018
    1:18:38
  54. 62.
    Artwork in focus: ‘The Royal Academy of Arts’ after Johan Zoffany05/23/2018
    55:18
  55. 63.
    Artwork in focus: Anthony van Dyck's portrait of Charles I05/23/2018
    1:06:27
  56. 64.
    Artwork in focus: Physical Energy by George Watts05/23/2018
    1:03:59
  57. 65.
    International architects: Gramazio Kohler05/23/2018
    1:19:41
  58. 66.
    Feminist futures: automated environments and women's work04/03/2018
    1:25:12
  59. 67.
    A history of women in the RA's Life Room04/03/2018
    51:30
  60. 68.
    Sarah Pickstone and Rommi Smith discuss Angelica Kauffman04/03/2018
    57:28
  61. 69.
    Feminist futures: the power of moving image04/03/2018
    1:01:33
  62. 70.
    Short stories with Pin Drop and Graham Swift04/03/2018
    1:06:52
  63. 71.
    A closer look at Salvador Dalí's ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’02/21/2018
    1:00:51
  64. 72.
    Architecture and gender: Andrés Jaque and Nina Power in conversation02/20/2018
    1:23:58
  65. 73.
    An introduction to our exhibition, 'Charles I: King and Collector'02/12/2018
    1:01:47
  66. 74.
    Provocations in art: the erotic02/12/2018
    1:05:35
  67. 75.
    Fictional landscapes and alternative realities in architecture02/08/2018
    1:07:54
  68. 76.
    The erotic dimension of architecture11/21/2017
    1:32:04
  69. 77.
    How much context and knowledge do you need to enjoy art?11/21/2017
    1:23:41
  70. 78.
    What is a home without a house?10/26/2017
    1:29:34
  71. 79.
    An introduction to the wildlife art of Charles Tunnicliffe10/26/2017
    1:05:12
  72. 80.
    A discussion on cultural appropriation in the arts10/26/2017
    1:19:06
  73. 81.
    Matisse's portraits: a talk with co-curator Ellen McBreen10/26/2017
    43:28
  74. 82.
    Aino Aalto: forgotten master of architecture10/26/2017
    1:25:03
  75. 83.
    Domestic desires: how has modern media shaped our homes?10/26/2017
    1:32:56
  76. 84.
    Painters Brice Marden and Gary Hume in conversation10/26/2017
    1:06:03
  77. 85.
    Introduction to Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’10/10/2017
    55:59
  78. 86.
    Artwork in focus: The Seasons by Jasper Johns10/10/2017
    59:40
  79. 87.
    How can performance art be collected, preserved, displayed and sold?08/21/2017
    1:10:07
  80. 88.
    Daniel Buren's new installation at Tottenham Court Road station08/21/2017
    1:06:06
  81. 89.
    How do art and architecture shape the politics of memory around conflict?07/24/2017
    1:14:28
  82. 90.
    Pin Drop Short Story Award with Penelope Wilton07/24/2017
    49:54
  83. 91.
    Exploring London's identity as a global city today07/17/2017
    1:29:25
  84. 92.
    How can art define a sense of national identity?07/17/2017
    1:07:25
  85. 93.
    Owen Hopkins discusses his book 'Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain'07/17/2017
    1:05:54
  86. 94.
    Cornelia Parker talks prints, process and inspirations07/17/2017
    56:24
  87. 95.
    Designing urban identities: West London06/09/2017
    1:31:50
  88. 96.
    Designing urban identities: East London06/09/2017
    1:27:26
  89. 97.
    International Architects Series: Aires Mateus06/08/2017
    57:09
  90. 98.
    The Soviet state and the avant-garde05/24/2017
    1:04:00
  91. 99.
    Maggi Hambling in conversation with Tim Marlow05/24/2017
    56:48
  92. 100.
    Peter Wormersley: forgotten master of architecture05/24/2017
    1:21:15
  93. 101.
    Black art and activism05/18/2017
    1:21:27
  94. 102.
    The art of the 1930s American dream04/19/2017
    59:45
  95. 103.
    Art under state control from the Russian Revolution to today04/19/2017
    1:15:01
  96. 104.
    American Gothic: Grant Wood's personal and stylistic influences04/19/2017
    1:10:10
  97. 105.
    Back to the future: the remnants of Modernism's postwar ideals04/19/2017
    1:20:25
  98. 106.
    Introduction to ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932’04/05/2017
    55:31
  99. 107.
    Art in the service of the Russian Revolution03/28/2017
    55:08
  100. 108.
    Concrete fetishes: the ghost of Brutalism's radical social agenda03/28/2017
    1:03:16
  101. 109.
    Film and the Soviet avant garde03/27/2017
    1:01:55
  102. 110.
    Exploring the relationship between gender and materials in art03/27/2017
    53:44
  103. 111.
    International Architects Series: Izaskun Chinchilla03/27/2017
    1:08:11
  104. 112.
    Architecture and urbanism in Moscow today03/27/2017
    55:46
  105. 113.
    Anthony Green RA in conversation with Timothy Hyman RA03/23/2017
    55:34
  106. 114.
    Pin Drop: short stories with Siân Phillips and Eileen Atkins03/23/2017
    59:59
  107. 115.
    International Architects Series: Hollwich Kushner03/17/2017
    41:35
  108. 116.
    Architecture: Carme Pigem of RCR Arquitectes03/17/2017
    47:49
  109. 117.
    Architecture: Modernism in everyday life02/23/2017
    52:58
  110. 118.
    International Architects Series: Vo Trong Nghia02/10/2017
    59:32
  111. 119.
    David Bailey in conversation with Tim Marlow01/31/2017
    1:03:12
  112. 120.
    Architecture: Britain's forgotten estates01/18/2017
    1:06:39
  113. 121.
    Architecture: Britain's future estates01/18/2017
    59:23
  114. 122.
    Figurative painting in the twentieth century12/13/2016
    47:51
  115. 123.
    Architecture and 'Origins': a discussion with Ordinary Architecture, Joseph Rykwert and Kieran Reed12/13/2016
    51:18
  116. 124.
    The Eclectic Art of James Ensor12/13/2016
    56:22
  117. 125.
    Yinka Shonibare MBE RA and David Shrigley in conversation with Dr Gilda Williams12/13/2016
    54:02
  118. 126.
    Abstract Expressionism: revisiting the movement12/13/2016
    59:41
  119. 127.
    International Architects Series: Christ & Gantenbein12/12/2016
    1:11:35
  120. 128.
    Women of Abstract Expressionism12/12/2016
    48:33
  121. 129.
    London Beyond Brexit12/12/2016
    51:38
  122. 130.
    Luc Tuymans in conversation with Adrian Locke12/12/2016
    50:36
  123. 131.
    Abstract Expressionism and jazz improvisation with Evan Parker12/05/2016
    40:49
  124. 132.
    International Architects Series: Johnston Marklee12/02/2016
    1:01:10
  125. 133.
    Abstract Expressionism: a legacy for a new generation12/02/2016
    50:22
  126. 134.
    An introduction to James Ensor11/29/2016
    53:30
  127. 135.
    Pin Drop: Short stories with A.C. Grayling11/29/2016
    1:07:29
  128. 136.
    Abstract Expressionism: an American art movement11/29/2016
    51:23
  129. 137.
    Writing Architecture11/23/2016
    1:40:04
  130. 138.
    Architecture: Infrastructure for the 21st Century11/08/2016
    1:26:41
  131. 139.
    Introduction to 'Abstract Expressionism' with Edith Devaney10/19/2016
    56:02
  132. 140.
    Portraits: Tacita Dean RA in conversation with Tim Marlow10/19/2016
    47:39
  133. 141.
    International Architects Series: Heneghan Peng10/19/2016
    49:11
  134. 142.
    Floating Ideas: Architecture On The Edge10/04/2016
    1:11:00
  135. 143.
    Floating Ideas: Plug-In To Housing10/04/2016
    1:28:18
  136. 144.
    Sandy Nairne on Contemporary Portraiture07/22/2016
    47:11
  137. 145.
    Summer Exhibition Stories07/22/2016
    46:18
  138. 146.
    Richard Wilson RA In Conversation with Tim Marlow07/22/2016
    49:12
  139. 147.
    Cartoons, My Dad and Dementia: Tony Husband07/22/2016
    40:20
  140. 148.
    RA and Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016, with Juliet Stevenson07/22/2016
    48:40
  141. 149.
    Provocations in Art: Portrayals of Age and Beauty05/04/2016
    54:50
  142. 150.
    An introduction to ‘In the Age of Giorgione’05/04/2016
    52:33
  143. 151.
    The art of horticulture: planting and painting the ‘modern garden’04/18/2016
    1:09:21
  144. 152.
    Easels in Eden: Monet’s gardening and painting at Giverny04/18/2016
    52:36
  145. 153.
    "My most beautiful masterpiece": Monet and his garden04/18/2016
    33:07
  146. 154.
    The Future of Housing: What’s the Future of Public Art?04/13/2016
    50:13
  147. 155.
    Mavericks: The Artist as Maverick Architect04/13/2016
    1:02:40
  148. 156.
    Mavericks: A thing of the past04/13/2016
    49:24
  149. 157.
    Mavericks: Does Architecture Need Mavericks?04/13/2016
    59:46
  150. 158.
    The Future of Housing: A return04/13/2016
    48:04
  151. 159.
    Mavericks: After the Age of ‘Starchitects’04/13/2016
    47:28
  152. 160.
    Contemporary Urban Gardening04/01/2016
    1:01:29
  153. 161.
    A Work of Art: Colour and the Garden04/01/2016
    1:00:03
  154. 162.
    Revolutionising the Garden, Revolutionising Art: An International Perspective04/01/2016
    43:26
  155. 163.
    An Introduction to Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse04/01/2016
    59:20
  156. 164.
    Women in Focus: Perspectives of a Female Artist04/01/2016
    59:16
  157. 165.
    Short stories with Ben Okri04/01/2016
    43:52
  158. 166.
    Architecture and Freedom: Spaces Of Freedom03/22/2016
    52:02
  159. 167.
    Architecture and freedom: Reinier De Graaf03/22/2016
    53:30
  160. 168.
    Architecture and freedom: Architectural Ethics03/22/2016
    37:34
  161. 169.
    Architecture and freedom: Patrik Schumacher03/22/2016
    1:04:15
  162. 170.
    Architecture and freedom: Jürgen Mayer H03/22/2016
    1:12:17
  163. 171.
    Jean-Etienne Liotard In London03/22/2016
    1:00:20
  164. 172.
    Jean-Etienne Liotard: pastel pioneer03/22/2016
    1:00:18
  165. 173.
    Chris Wilkinson and Humphrey Ocean discuss drawing03/22/2016
    1:03:24
  166. 174.
    Ai Weiwei and the stuff of Chinese art03/22/2016
    47:57
  167. 175.
    Ai Weiwei and architecture03/22/2016
    1:17:42
  168. 176.
    The "readymade" and destruction in art03/22/2016
    38:49
  169. 177.
    An introduction to Ai Weiwei03/22/2016
    52:54
  170. 178.
    Short Stories with Will Self03/22/2016
    42:53
  171. 179.
    Joseph Cornell, creativity and the mind03/22/2016
    48:29
  172. 180.
    William Kentridge Hon RA in conversation with Tim Marlow03/22/2016
    49:09
  173. 181.
    Joseph Cornell as an outsider artist03/22/2016
    42:25
  174. 182.
    Short stories with Graham Swift03/22/2016
    58:39
  175. 183.
    An introduction to Joseph Cornell with curator Sarah Lea03/22/2016
    50:50
  176. 184.
    “Running Sand”: Joseph Cornell, Surrealism and Time03/22/2016
    48:20
  177. 185.
    Short stories with Tim Winton03/22/2016
    1:15:05
  178. 186.
    Peter Blake in conversation with Tim Marlow03/22/2016
    55:04
  179. 187.
    RA and Pin Drop Short Story Award with Stephen Fry03/22/2016
    1:03:38
  180. 188.
    Eileen Cooper RA in conversation03/16/2016
    47:03
  181. 189.
    Frank Auerbach in conversation with Tim Marlow03/16/2016
    57:13
  182. 190.
    A conversation with Tatiana Bilbao03/16/2016
    1:08:11
  183. 191.
    The Future of Housing: Winy Maas addresses the key isses03/16/2016
    1:34:29
  184. 192.
    The Future of Housing: New Realities of Ownership03/16/2016
    1:40:08
  185. 193.
    The Future Of Housing: Counting the Costs of the Housing Crisis03/16/2016
    1:24:35
  186. 194.
    The Future Of Housing: City, County, Suburb?03/16/2016
    1:27:50
  187. 195.
    Jean Tschumi: forgotten master of architecture03/16/2016
    1:01:04
  188. 196.
    Bob and Roberta Smith RA on printmaking and art education03/16/2016
    55:08
  189. 197.
    Future of Housing: The psychology of home03/16/2016
    1:31:28
  190. 198.
    An introduction to Richard Diebenkorn03/16/2016
    57:11
  191. 199.
    Curator Kathleen Soriano on Kiefer’s iconography03/16/2016
    56:49
  192. 200.
    International Women’s Day: panel discussion02/23/2016
    57:00

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