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History can often feel remote – its subjects separated from us by the barriers of time and geography. And more often than not, those of class, gender, sexuality and race as well.

But history doesn’t exist in a silo, and it is hardly remote, if you know where to look. With the prevalence now of People’s History or history-from-below, we have a subject that lives and breathes. And not just in books, but in the architecture around us, the places we meet, and the social movements we build. Nowhere is this intersection of history with geography and with politics more keenly perceptible than right here in London.

This month we are joined in the studio by two people whose work uncovers and celebrates the individuals, communities and movements that have shaped the city:

David Rosenberg, an educator, tour guide and author of Rebel Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Radical History;


Dan Glass, an award-winning activist, mentor, performer and writer, who founded Queer Tours of London in 2017.

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