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Dr Tristram Hunt

Dr Tristram Hunt

Dr Tristram Hunt is a journalist and author and is one of Britain’s leading young historians specialising in Victorian urban history. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Chicago, he is the author of numerous books including Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City. In addition, Tristram has worked extensively to generate a broader public interest in heritage through his articles in The Times, The Observer, The New Statesman and specialist journals. He has written and presented a number of radio and TV series including Civil War (BBC2), Isaac Newton: Great Briton (BBC2) and Past Presence (Radio 4) and is currently working on a new project for Channel 4. Mark Lawson is a journalist, broadcaster and author. He presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine Front Row. He has been a freelance contributor to numerous publications since 1984 and a Guardian columnist since 1995. In the mid-90s he presented The Late Show on BBC2 and from 1994 presented Late Review. He has twice been voted TV critic of the Year and has won numerous awards for arts journalism.