Matthew Brown

Dec 10, 201729 minutes


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This week, Matthew Brown discusses with Ivan Wise six things which he thinks should be better known.

  1. The Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin: a science-fiction novel and political allegory www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2011/mar/29/hugo-award-ursula-le-guin
  2. Memorial to Thomas Clarkson: a monument in Hertfordshire recognising a prominent opponent to the slave trade http://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/places/monuments-and-memorials/thundridge-primary-school-and-the-thomas-clarkson-monument
  3. Richard Feynman: a physicist http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2011/07/14/dramatic-picture-richard-feynman/
  4. Whalesong by Sophie Stephenson-Wright: a Poem from the Underground http://commonplaced.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/whalesong-sophie-stephenson-wright.html
  5. Obscure Christmas music: Backdoor Santa by BB King, Louis Armstrong and more www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3TXwWANFbM
  6. The Secret of Monkey Island: a computer game about pirates http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/why-the-secret-of-monkey-island-was-the-pc-s-greatest-adventure-1288213

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