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We talk to a diverse range of people living and working in London. We explore their early and current influences. We hope our conversations will be interesting, informative and bring our community closer together.

Portrait of a Londoner Catriona Maybury and Muna Hassan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

We talk to a diverse range of people living and working in London. We explore their early and current influences. We hope our conversations will be interesting, informative and bring our community closer together.

    Museum of London Director Sharon Ament on why museum access is so important, the role of Museum of London in the climate crisis and the impact of BLM.

    Museum of London Director Sharon Ament on why museum access is so important, the role of Museum of London in the climate crisis and the impact of BLM.

    As part of our series on museums and galleries, we speak with Sharon Ament, the Director of the Museum of London. We talk about the museum itself, its history and relationship with the city, as well as the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on museums and the need for them to take an active role in the climate crisis. As always, we touch on Sharon’s personal history and what she loves about where she lives in London.

    • 29 min
    Georgie Wemyss Co-Director at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London

    Georgie Wemyss Co-Director at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London

    As part of our series on museums and galleries, we speak with Georgie Wemyss, the Co-Director at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London.

    • 28 min
    Katharine Alston of The Deptford Ragged School Archive and Imperial War Museum London

    Katharine Alston of The Deptford Ragged School Archive and Imperial War Museum London

    Episode Summary
    For the second episode in our series on museums and galleries, we speak with Katharine Alston who is Volunteer Director of the Deptford Ragged School Archive as well as leading on public engagement and learning at Imperial War Museum London

    • 23 min
    Zoe Whitley, Director of the Chisenhale Gallery East London

    Zoe Whitley, Director of the Chisenhale Gallery East London

    For the first episode in our series on museums and galleries, we speak with Zoe Whitley, an American curator who is Director of the Chisenhale Gallery in East London.

    • 28 min
    Ellie Reeves, Member of Parliament for Lewisham West & Penge

    Ellie Reeves, Member of Parliament for Lewisham West & Penge

    In this episode, Ellie Reeves MP talks about her early interest in politics and how this developed into a career after joining the Labour Party at fifteen. Ellie talks about her passion for equality and social justice and she is currently Shadow Solicitor General.

    • 26 min
    Francesca Specter, podcaster, journalist and author of Alonement - How to be alone and absolutely own it

    Francesca Specter, podcaster, journalist and author of Alonement - How to be alone and absolutely own it

    Journalist and author of Alonement Francesca Specter on embracing and valuing alone time and why she is so passionate about supporting others to do the same.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

MJ Sub ,

Rebecca Seal episode

Super conversation. Brilliant points like being the CEO of your day and the idea of writing your present journal. Fab ideas I will implement. Thank you! Mj

23derc ,

Review

Listened to all the episodes ,some twice over. Such interesting people ,who are doing such inspiring things. Of course the fact they are from London and some South London Is extra special. Can’t wait for the migration museum to reopen .

Big chief jojo ,

Brock episode

So enjoyed listening to this episode and was fascinated to hear all bricks stories, well done portrait of a Londoner you nailed it!!!

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