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What we cherish and what we give away

Matthew Sweet discusses the things we most value and what we give away to charity shops, looking at research that is part of the Being Human Festival taking place in November.

What objects do we value most and what do we give away to charity shops? Matthew Sweet talks to researchers whose work is being featured in the Being Human Festival that takes place in November across a series of UK universities. His guests are anthropologist and soprano Jennifer Cearns from UCL, George Gosling, a historian at the University of Wolverhampton, and Georgina Brewis, of University College London, at the Institute of Education. Plus Vaibhav Singh from the University of Reading shares his research into typewriters.

https://beinghumanfestival.org/

You can find conversations about love stories, researching in the archives, beer and buses, and haunted houses in previous episodes related to Being Human Festivals - alongside other new academic research in the Free Thinking playlist New Research

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zws90

Producer: Emma Wallace

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44 minutes

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  • Tue 10 Nov 2020 22:00

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