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Philosophical tennis, Hidden beaches and Eleanor Marx

The philosophy of tennis, Cardiff's hidden beach, and the life and times of Eleanor Marx are explored by New Generation Thinker Des Fitzgerald. Matthew Sweet presents.

At the height of summer, Matthew Sweet and guests turn their minds to tennis, beaches and walking.

As Wimbledon continues, Benjamin Markovits and William Skidelsky consider the philosophy of tennis; New Generation Thinker Des Fitzgerald explores the geography of a little known beach in Cardiff city centre; Rachel Holmes goes on a walking tour of Eleanor Marx's Sydenham in south London.

A Weekend in New York is by Benjamin Markovits
Federer and Me: A Story of Obsession is by William Skidelsky
Eleanor Marx: A Life is by Rachel Holmes
The links between Japan and Wales, and the geography of a particular Welsh beach are explored by KIZUNA: Japan | Wales | Design opens at National Museum Cardiff runs until 9 September 2018.

Des Fitzgerald is a lecturer in sociology at Cardiff University who studies the history of medicine, science and neuroscience and city life.
New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten academics each year who can turn their research into radio.

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.

Main image: Eleanor Marx (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images - Portrait - undated, about 1880 ).

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Benjamin Markovits
Interviewed Guest William Skidelsky
Interviewed Guest Des Fitzgerald
Interviewed Guest Rachel Holmes
Producer Craig Templeton Smith

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