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Creative Technologies Project Featured on Channel 4

Britain’s Most Historic Towns is a Channel 4 programme in which Professor Alice Roberts explores Britain’s History through the stories of individual towns and cities, revealing what life was really like at key moments in British history.

Episode three of the series focused on Winchester, Britain’s most Norman city.

The School of Creative Technologies supplied the programme with the 3D model of Winchester Cathedral that was integrated into the general plan of Winchester for the fly through.

The model was constructed over several years by students on master’s degree courses in Creative Technologies, along with undergraduate final year projects.

The model was historically accurate and based on a great deal of research completed by the resident archaeologist, Dr John Cook, who featured on the programme.

Although only the outside of the building was shown in the programme, the model is complete and fully modelled inside according to the original Norman plan, as opposed to the current Gothic Version.

“It’s pleasing to see that the student created model of Winchester Cathedral holds up when put on display next to professionally constructed assets used for the rest of the Winchester fly past.I think that is a great indication of the quality of students and the quality of teaching they receive” – Dr Brett Stevens, Director of Creative Technologies Postgraduate Programmes.

You can catch up with Britain’s Most Historic Towns on All4.

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