Hidden Histories of the Information Age

BBC Radio 4 has just produced an excellent series about the social effect of telecommunications. Hidden Histories of the Information Age, presented by Aleks Krotoski, was broadcast in the week that the Science Museum in London opened its new information age gallery, and all five of Aleks’s programmes — each just 14 minutes’ long — tie in with sections of the gallery.

All five programmes are available as mp3 podcasts, which you can download to your smartphone, computer or mp3 player. The main page is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/infoage

They will be available indefinitely, says the BBC. And they should be available from outside the UK.

There’s more about the new Science Museum gallery here: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/Plan_your_visit/exhibitions/information_age.aspx

Author: Enderby Wharf

This website is run by a group of local people who want to ensure Enderby House and the riverside cable-loading gear are preserved to show the contribution of Greenwich to the communications revolution - a contribution that is still continuing in the remaining factory on Christchurch Way. Contact details for more information: Dr Mary Mills email marymillsmmmmm@aol.com tel 020 8858 9482 Alan Burkitt-Gray email alan@burkitt-gray.com tel 079 6202 1330 Ian Blore email louiseatbeadles@yahoo.co.uk If you're emailing any of the above, please copy your email to enderbywharf@outlook.com

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  1. It was a pleasure to meet Elizabeth Pearcey, who so kindly paid for my copy of Mary Mills’ booklet on Lovell’s Wharf – and at last to meet Mary herself, who signed it. In return for her generosity, I would like to give Elizabeth a copy of my book of photographs, ‘Uncommon Ground’, which includes pictures of Greenwich including Lovell’s from Ballast Quay shot in 1998. So I ask a kind soul to pass this message to Elizabeth, from whom I need a postal address for despatch. Regards from Nicholas Sack – nicholassack@yahoo.co.uk

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