Best Of London, History | By: N Quentin Woolf

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 5 September 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.

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