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What do you call a stranger? The Caine Prize. NHS ideals.

Nandini Das and John Gallagher look at words for strangers in Tudor and Stuart England and ideas about civility. Plus Shahidha Bari talks to the winner of the 2018 Caine Prize.

Nandini Das and John Gallagher look at words for strangers in Tudor and Stuart England and ideas about civility. Plus Shahidha Bari talks to Makena Onjerika the winner of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing.
And, as the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary, we discuss the relationship between care, institutions, and the concept of medicine with novelist and former nurse Christie Watson, and historian of the NHS Roberta Bivins.

Nandini Das is working on the Tide Project http://www.tideproject.uk/ exploring travel and identity in England 1550 - 1700
She and John Gallagher are taking part in the Society for Renaissance Studies conference at Sheffield University this week.
Christie Watson is the author of The Language of Kindness: A Nurse's Story.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

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