History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 3 October 2014

Welcome to the latest episode of Londonist Out Loud, a podcast about London, as recommended by The Telegraph. You can listen in-browser, or subscribe via iTunes or RSS. We’re also available on Stitcher.

Londonist Out Loud is presented and produced by N Quentin Woolf.

This week, N Quentin Woolf uncovers radical political ideas and the subversive power of public libraries (who'd-a-thought it?) in London through the diverse and occasionally controversial history of Bishopsgate Institute. He's joined by Michelle Johansen, who takes him on a journey covering growing literacy and the impact of political pioneers, such as the inspirational Bernie Grant and the first Conservative Asian MP in Britain — Mancherjee Bhownagree, who campaigned on an anti-immigration ticket in 1895, and won.


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Show notes by James Drury