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.
Today NQW meets Dr Victoria Herridge, a palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum and an expert on the Ice Age and the animals therein. Both delve deep into the fabric of London's history — right back to the Cretaceous era. They imagine a time when mammoths stomped through central London, and discuss the phenomenon of dwarf elephants. They also talk about London's forgotten female archaeologists.
Dr Herridge is doing a talk at the Doodle Bar in Battersea on Tuesday 9 September, alongside Tom Chivers and Daniel Raven-Ellison.
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Show notes by Will Noble