Episode 60: Virginia Woolf & The Bloomsbury Set
The Bloomsbury Set embraced a new culture where sexual equality and freedoms were not only practiced but celebrated. They searched for definitions of the good, true, and beautiful. They supported sexual equality and freedom, informality and fierce intellectual debate. All largely at odds with their strict Victorian upbringings.
Hear your host Hazel Baker, discuss all things Bloomsbury with Enke Huang, from the Foundling Museum.
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Guest: Enke Huang
Enke is the Commercial Development Manager at the Foundling Museum, a cultural anthropologist and a Bloomsbury enthusiast. Frustrated by the lack of cultural information provided to Chinese travellers, she created a social enterprise project to produce fun, engaging and accessible content about London. Where did she start? Bloomsbury, of course! Her platform centres around a character called The Cowman - a cool, laid-back, witty and extremely knowledgeable Londoner through whose eyes she writes in-depth articles about all London's hidden gems, often emphasising the unexpected parallels between British and Chinese culture. Over the past two years she has written 50+ articles, gaining an audience of millions and probably making Bloomsbury a little more famous among Chinese readers.
What we discussed:
- Virginia Woolf
- Bloomsbury Set
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