Medieval universities and an unlikely friendship

Hannah Skoda visits Merton College in Oxford to explore the history of education, while Anna Thomasson describes the relationship between the artist Rex Whistler and the writer Edith Olivier. 

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Historian Hannah Skoda pays a visit to Merton College in Oxford to explore the origins of one of the world’s most famous educational institutions. Meanwhile, Anna Thomasson talks to us about her new book on the relationship between the artist Rex Whistler and the author Edith Olivier. Plus, we continue our First World War oral history series.

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