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Episode 01: The Mangrove Nine, Part I

By Deanna Lyncook / August 2020 / 24:15

In this episode we explore the Mangrove Nine, who they were and what they did. We'll be contextualising the protests that led to nine people being charged with inciting a riot, by looking at: Notting Hill in the 1960s and early 1970s, the importance of the Mangrove restaurant and police intimidation at the time.

Episode 41: The Origins of Notting Hill carnival

By Deanna Lyncook / August 2021 / 34:18

This weeks episode will set the context for Notting Hill carnival, we'll be thinking about: Racial tensions in the 1950s The Notting Hill Riots in 1958 The murder of Kelso Cochrane in 1959

Episode 54: Enoch Powell’s ’Rivers of Blood’ Speech

By Deanna Lyncook / November 2021 / 49:12

On 21st April 1968 Enoch Powell, addressed an invited audience of conservative supporters, to present his prophecies for the future of Britain should immigration continue. This episode will think about: 1. Who was Enoch Powell? 2. When and why did he make the speech? 3. What did the speech say and mean? 4. What was the impact of the speech, then and today?

Episode 80: Windrush Day: What are we celebrating?

By Deanna Lyncook / June 2022 / 26:03

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 marks the 5th national celebration of Windrush Day and 74 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex and the generation of people that followed. But what are we actually celebrating, the Windrush and the legacy it leaves will be one of sacrifice and contribution but also of scandal, of pain and trauma. Is this something to celebrate or should it be a time or reckoning with this element of Britain's racist past? Or can we do both?

Episode 82: Fort Charles, Britain’s colonial legacy

By Deanna Lyncook / June 2022 / 20:03

Fort Charles is located in the small town of Port Royal in Jamaica. Fort Charles was the first and only surviving port constructed to guard its entrance in the 17th Century. Port Royal was decimated during a terrible earthquake in 1692 and Fort Charles is the only fort to have survived, as 33 acres were submerged into the 'sunken city'.