The Surrey Cultural Lives Podcast

The Surrey Cultural Lives Podcast hosts a whole range of guests who have contributed to the Surrey Cultural Lives Map, an interactive platform sharing the stories of those who have shaped Surrey’s cultural history. Listen to each guest tell you a little bit about the person they have researched before giving you some brief research tips to help you with your own cultural explorations.

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Monday Jun 03, 2024

In this episode, Prof Diane Watt discusses 14th-century anchoress, Christine Carpenter, who lived in a cell at the Church of St James in Shere.
Diane's book, God's Own Gentlewoman: The Life of Margaret Paston is available for pre-order here:

Monday May 13, 2024

This episode of the podcast features Dr Lucy Ella Rose talking about G.F. and Mary Watts, the founders of Watts Gallery.
To hear Lucy Ella talk about the Wattses in more depth, sign up for the free Victorian Memorials event at Watts Gallery here:

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In this podcast, the University of Surrey's Dr Helen Hughes tells us about underrated Surrey novelist, Jane White.
If you'd like to hear Helen discuss Jane White in further depth, you can book free tickets to her Godalming Library talk here:


The Surrey Cultural Lives Map

The Surrey Cultural Lives map pinpoints locations in the county rich in cultural heritage. It shares stories about those spaces and the lives of those who lived, worked, or were inspired by Surrey.

Explore the map here: // 

Enter the Surrey Cultural Lives competition by sending a 500-word entry about someone who has shaped Surrey's cultural heritage to by midnight on Friday 14th June. Use the podcast and the map to find examples of people who have already been researched.

In coalition with the map and competition, we have several library talks coming up. The first is by Dr Helen Hughes on Jane White. Free tickets are available here: // 

To find out more about our Victorian Memorials events across surrey, please visit: //  

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