So... what colour were oranges?

So... what colour were oranges?

Fringe 2024

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  • Duration:

    60 mins approx
  • Age

    Guideline 14+ Accompanied With An Adult
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Seven hundred years ago, there were no English words for pink, turquoise or orange, and it seems people classified colours very differently from us. In Modern English, we distinguish between many different hues, paying attention to brightness and saturation. Middle English used fewer colour words indicating brightness, texture and mood. What does this mean for our belief in shared human experience transcending time and language? Is it possible to see the world as our ancestors did? Dr Daphne Loads (The University of Edinburgh) discovers a mediaeval colourscape.



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