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National Trust Podcast of the Week: August 31st, 2020

Join James Grasby, NT Curator, on a visit to Shaw's Corner, the home of George Bernard Shaw. Nestled in the tranquil countryside of Hertfordshire, the old rectory where Shaw spent the last 40 years of his life is a fascinating place for admirers world-wide. Poet, philosopher, and politician, George Bernard Shaw was a giant of British society in the early 20th Century and his work continues to influence generations today.
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National Trust Podcast of the Week: August 24th, 2020

Kirsty Wark learns more about the fight for universal suffrage and the roles played by some women, who lived and worked at places now looked after by the National Trust. In this first episode, she tells the story of suffragist Alice, granddaughter to the owners of Quarry Bank Mill, and delves into some handwritten letters and speeches from liberal suffragist Laura McLaren, who lived at Bodnant Garden in Wales.
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National Trust Podcast of the Week: August 17th, 2020

The Cornish mining industry was once the envy of the world. Seabirds have now taken over the crumbling remains of mine shafts, engine houses and chimneys that still define the Tin Coast. This episode explores the geological events that threaded this stretch of coastline with tin and copper and the technological advancements that led to an army of workers excavating the metals from a warren of tunnels.
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