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