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The Blazing World with Michael Bravo

Ep. 9

Margaret Cavendish beyond the North Pole. The polar researcher Dr Michael Bravo Joins Henry in Cambridge to discuss The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish, the maverick Duchess of Newcastle. Blending fantasy, philosophy and seventeenth-century science, they visit the Polar Museum, the Whipple Museum and Cambridge University Library. They meet Dr Joshua Nall, an expert on the history of science, and Dr Emily Dourish, deputy keeper of rare books.

 

Penguin Classics editions of The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/34205/the-blazing-world-and-other-writings/9780140433722.html

https://apple.co/3IAMNY5

 

Penguin audiobook of The Blazing World, read by Abigail Thaw

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/34205/the-blazing-world-and-other-writings/9780141993393.html

https://apple.co/3u6gpIK

 

Michael Bravo

https://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/people/bravo/

 

North Pole by Michael Bravo

http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/display.asp?ISB=9781789140088

 

The Polar Museum

https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/

 

The Whipple Museum

https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/

 

The Cambridge University Library Rare Books Department

https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/rare-books

 

Joshua Nall

https://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/directory/nall

 

Emily Dourish

https://twitter.com/emilydourish?lang=en

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