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John Betjeman

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Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". [1]

175 relations: A. N. Wilson, Aberystwyth, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Aloysius (Waugh), American Academy of Arts and Letters, Anglicanism, Archibald Ormsby-Gore, Architectural Review, Art Fund, Arthur Machen, Bath Preservation Trust, Bath, Somerset, BBC, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer, BBC News, BBC Radio, BBC Radio 4, Berkshire, Bevis Hillier, Biddesden House, Bisexuality, Blank verse, Blue plaque, Brideshead Revisited, Bristol, British Rail Class 86, British undergraduate degree classification, C. S. Lewis, Candida Lycett Green, Charisma Records, Cherwell (newspaper), Chorleywood, Church architecture of England, Church of England, Churchwarden, City House, Cleobury Mortimer, Cornwall, County Waterford, Devon, Diana Mitford, Doctor of Letters, Dragon School, Dublin, Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Edward James, Edward Mirzoeff, English Heritage, Eurostar, ..., Euston Arch, Evelyn Waugh, Faber and Faber, Farnborough, Berkshire, Field marshal, Fourth Anglo-Dutch War, Georgian architecture, Gospel Oak, Gothic Revival architecture, Graham Shepard, Hack writer, High church, Highgate, Highgate School, Hilary term, Holly Lodge Estate, Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, Independent school (United Kingdom), Irish Republican Army (1922–1969), Islington, Jack Beddington, Jesus College, Oxford, John Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby, John Murray (publisher), John Piper (artist), John Poulson, Ken Russell, Knight Bachelor, Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, Leeds, Leeds City Square, Leeds Town Hall, Liberty (department store), Lissenden Gardens, London Evening Standard, Londoner's Diary, Lord Alfred Douglas, Louis MacNeice, M. R. James, Magdalen College, Oxford, Margaret K. Knight, Marlborough College, MARS Group, Martin Jennings, Maurice Bowra, Methuen Publishing, Metro-land, Metro-Land (1973 film), Metropolitan Railway, Michaelmas term, Middlesex, Military intelligence, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ministry of Information (United Kingdom), Monitor (UK TV series), Netherlands, North London Railway, Oil lamp, Order of the British Empire, Osbert Lancaster, Oscar Wilde, Ovaltine, Oxford "-er", Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford Today, Oxford University Press, Oxfordshire, Parkinson's disease, Parliament Hill, London, Patrick Kavanagh, Penelope Chetwode, Pentonville Road, Peter Haining (author), Philip Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode, Philip Larkin, Pinner, Plymouth, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, Preparatory school (United Kingdom), Protestant Ascendancy, Pump organ, Quainton Road railway station, Rail (magazine), Responsions, Robertson's, Royal Dutch Shell, Royal Society of Literature, Sheffield, Shell Guides, Shell-Mex and BP, Shropshire, Sir, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Somerset House, Southend-on-Sea, St Enodoc's Church, Trebetherick, St Pancras railway station, Sturmey-Archer, Summoned by Bells, T. S. Eliot, The Emergency (Ireland), The Guardian, The Heretick, The Isis Magazine, The Tower House, The Write Stuff, Theatre Museum, Thomas Hardy, Timothy Mowl, Trebetherick, Trinity term, Uffington, Oxfordshire, University of Oxford, Victorian architecture, Victorian era, Victorian Society, W. H. Auden, Wadham College, Oxford, Wantage, Who's Who (UK), William Burges, William Davenant, William Shakespeare, Works of John Betjeman, Zodiac settle. Expand index (125 more) »

A. N. Wilson

Andrew Norman Wilson (born 1950) is an English writer and newspaper columnist known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular history.

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Aberystwyth (Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber.

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Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

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Aloysius (Waugh)

Aloysius is Lord Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited (1945).

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American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to "foster, assist, and sustain excellence" in American literature, music, and art.

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Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.

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Archibald Ormsby-Gore

Archibald Ormsby-Gore, better known as Archie, was the teddy-bear of English poet laureate John Betjeman.

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Architectural Review

The Architectural Review is a monthly international architectural magazine.

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Art Fund

Art Fund (formerly the National Art Collections Fund) is an independent membership-based British charity, which raises funds to aid the acquisition of artworks for the nation.

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Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen (3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century.

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Bath Preservation Trust

The Bath Preservation Trust is a charity that is based in Bath, Somerset, England, which exists to safeguard for the public benefit the historic character and amenities of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its environs.

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Bath, Somerset

Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is an internet streaming, catchup, television and radio service from the BBC.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC Radio

BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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Berkshire (abbreviated Berks, in the 17th century sometimes spelled Barkeshire as it is pronounced) is a county in south east England, west of London and is one of the home counties.

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Bevis Hillier

Bevis Hillier (born 28 March 1940) is an English art historian, author and journalist.

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Biddesden House

Biddesden House is a Grade I listed house in the parish of Ludgershall, Wiltshire and near to Andover in Hampshire.

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Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or romantic or sexual attraction to people of any sex or gender identity; this latter aspect is sometimes alternatively termed pansexuality. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women, and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexuality, all of which exist on the heterosexual–homosexual continuum.

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Blank verse

Blank verse is poetry written with regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always in iambic pentameter.

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Blue plaque

A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place in the United Kingdom and elsewhere to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker.

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Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945.

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Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 456,000.

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British Rail Class 86

The British Rail Class 86 is the standard electric locomotive built during the 1960s.

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British undergraduate degree classification

The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading structure for undergraduate degrees (bachelor's degrees and integrated master's degrees) in the United Kingdom.

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C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.

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Candida Lycett Green

Candida Rose Lycett Green (née Betjeman; 22 September 194219 August 2014) was a British author who wrote sixteen books including English Cottages, Goodbye London, The Perfect English House, Over the Hills and Far Away and The Dangerous Edge of Things.

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Charisma Records

The Famous Charisma Label (Charisma for short) was a British record label founded in 1969 by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith.

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Cherwell (newspaper)

Cherwell is a weekly student newspaper published entirely by students of Oxford University.

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Chorleywood is a village and civil parish in the Three Rivers District, Hertfordshire, England, in the far southwest of the county on the border with Buckinghamshire approximately northwest of Charing Cross.

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Church architecture of England

Church architecture of England refers to the architecture of buildings of Christian churches in England.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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A churchwarden is a lay official in a parish or congregation of the Anglican Communion, usually working as a part-time volunteer.

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City House

City House is a building over Leeds railway station that was built as British Railways House in 1962.

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Cleobury Mortimer

Cleobury Mortimer is a market town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, which had a population of 3,036 at the 2011 census.

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Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.

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County Waterford

County Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge; the English name comes from Old Norse Vedrafjörður) is a county in Ireland.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Diana Mitford

Diana, Lady Mosley (17 June 191011 August 2003), born Diana Freeman-Mitford and usually known as Diana Mitford, was one of Britain's noted Mitford sisters.

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Doctor of Letters

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt., Litt.D., D. Lit., or Lit. D.; Latin Litterarum Doctor or Doctor Litterarum) is an academic degree, a higher doctorate which, in some countries, may be considered to be beyond the Ph.D. and equal to the Doctor of Science (Sc.D. or D.Sc.). It is awarded in many countries by universities and learned bodies in recognition of achievement in the humanities, original contribution to the creative arts or scholarship and other merits.

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Dragon School

The Dragon School is one school on two sites based in Oxford, England, U.K..

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Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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Duke of Cornwall Hotel

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel is a hotel in the city of Plymouth, Devon, England.

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Edward James

Edward William Frank James (16 August 1907 – 2 December 1984) was a British poet known for his patronage of the surrealist art movement.

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Edward Mirzoeff

Edward Mirzoeff CVO, CBE (born 11 April 1936) is a prominent British television producer and documentary filmmaker.

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English Heritage

English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) is a registered charity that manages the National Heritage Collection.

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Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Rotterdam.

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Euston Arch

The Euston Arch, built in 1837, was the original entrance to Euston station, facing onto Drummond Street, London.

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Evelyn Waugh

Arthur Evelyn St.

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Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber Limited, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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Farnborough, Berkshire

Farnborough is a lightly populated village and civil parish in West Berkshire, on slopes the top crest (Ridgeway) of the Berkshire Downs north of Newbury, in the English county of Berkshire.

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Field marshal

Field marshal (or field-marshal, abbreviated as FM) is a very senior military rank, ordinarily senior to the general officer ranks.

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Fourth Anglo-Dutch War

The Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (Vierde Engels-Nederlandse Oorlog; 1780–1784) was a conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Dutch Republic.

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Georgian architecture

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830.

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Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak is an inner urban area of north west London in the London Borough of Camden at the very south of Hampstead Heath.

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Gothic Revival architecture

Gothic Revival (also referred to as Victorian Gothic or neo-Gothic) is an architectural movement that began in the late 1740s in England.

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Graham Shepard

Graham Howard Shepard (1907–1943) was an English illustrator and cartoonist.

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Hack writer

A hack writer is a pejorative term for a writer who is paid to write low-quality, rushed articles or books "to order", often with a short deadline.

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High church

The term "high church" refers to beliefs and practices of ecclesiology, liturgy, and theology, generally with an emphasis on formality and resistance to "modernisation." Although used in connection with various Christian traditions, the term originated in and has been principally associated with the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, where it describes Anglican churches using a number of ritual practices associated in the popular mind with Roman Catholicism.

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Highgate is a suburban area of north London at the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath, north north-west of Charing Cross.

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Highgate School

Highgate School, formally Sir Roger Cholmeley's School at Highgate, is a British coeducational independent school, founded in 1565 in Highgate, London, England.

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Hilary term

Hilary term is the second academic term of the Universities of Oxford, University of Oxford, UK.

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Holly Lodge Estate

The Holly Lodge Estate is an estate in Highgate, London.

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Holy Trinity, Sloane Street

Holy Trinity Sloane Street (The Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity with Saint Jude, Upper Chelsea, sometimes known as Holy Trinity Sloane Square) is a London Anglican parish church, built in 1888–90 at the south-eastern side of Sloane Street to a striking Arts and Crafts design by the architect John Dando Sedding at the cost of the 5th Earl Cadogan, in whose London estate it lay.

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Independent school (United Kingdom)

In the United Kingdom, independent schools (also private schools) are fee-paying private schools, governed by an elected board of governors and independent of many of the regulations and conditions that apply to state-funded schools.

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Irish Republican Army (1922–1969)

The original Irish Republican Army (IRA) fought a guerrilla war against British rule in Ireland in the Irish War of Independence between 1919 and 1921.

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Islington is a district in Greater London, England, and part of the London Borough of Islington.

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Jack Beddington

John Louis "Jack" Beddington (1893–1959) was a United Kingdom advertising executive, best known for his work as publicity director for Shell in the 1930s and as head of the Ministry of Information Films Division during the Second World War.

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Jesus College, Oxford

Jesus College (in full: Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation) is one of the colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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John Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby

John Loader Maffey, 1st Baron Rugby, (1 July 1877 – 20 April 1969) was a British civil servant and diplomat who was a key figure in Anglo-Irish relations during the Second World War.

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John Murray (publisher)

John Murray is a British publisher, known for the authors it has published in its history, including Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Byron, Charles Lyell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Herman Melville, Edward Whymper, and Charles Darwin.

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John Piper (artist)

John Egerton Christmas Piper CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was an English painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets.

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John Poulson

John Garlick Llewellyn Poulson (14 April 1910 – 31 January 1993) was a British architect and businessman who caused a major political scandal when his use of bribery was disclosed in 1972.

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Ken Russell

Henry Kenneth Alfred "Ken" Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was an English film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style.

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Knight Bachelor

The dignity of Knight Bachelor is the most basic and lowest rank of a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.

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Lady Elizabeth Cavendish

Lady Elizabeth Georgiana Alice Cavendish CVO (born 24 April 1926) is a childhood friend of Queen Elizabeth II and was a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret from the late 1940s until the latter's death in 2002.

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Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.

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Leeds City Square

Leeds City Square is a paved area north of Leeds railway station at the junction of Park Row to the East and Wellington Street to the South.

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Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 on The Headrow (formerly Park Lane), Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, to a design by architect Cuthbert Brodrick.

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Liberty (department store)

Liberty is a department store on Great Marlborough Street in the West End of London.

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Lissenden Gardens

Lissenden Gardens is an inner small urban area in north London in the London Borough of Camden at the very south east of Hampstead Heath.

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London Evening Standard

The London Evening Standard (or simply Evening Standard) is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London.

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Londoner's Diary

The Londoner's Diary is a gossip column in the London Evening Standard.

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Lord Alfred Douglas

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October 187020 March 1945), nicknamed Bosie, was a British author, poet, translator, and political commentator, better known as the friend and lover of Oscar Wilde.

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Louis MacNeice

Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright.

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M. R. James

Montague Rhodes James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who published under the name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18), and of Eton College (1918–36).

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Magdalen College, Oxford

Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.

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Margaret K. Knight

Margaret Kennedy Knight (née Horsey), (23 November 1903 – 10 May 1983), was a psychologist and humanist.

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Marlborough College

Marlborough College is an independent boarding and day school in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

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MARS Group

The Modern Architectural Research Group, or MARS Group, was a British architectural think tank founded in 1933 by several prominent architects and architectural critics of the time involved in the British modernist movement.

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Martin Jennings

Martin Jennings is a British sculptor, born in 1957, who works in the figurative tradition.

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Maurice Bowra

Sir Cecil Maurice Bowra CH, FBA (8 April 1898 – 4 July 1971) was an English classical scholar, literary critic and academic, known for his wit.

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Methuen Publishing

Methuen Publishing Ltd is an English publishing house.

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Metro-land (or Metroland) is a name given to the suburban areas that were built to the north-west of London in the counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Middlesex in the early part of the 20th century that were served by the Metropolitan Railway (the Met).

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Metro-Land (1973 film)

Metro-Land is a BBC documentary film written and narrated by the then Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, Sir John Betjeman.

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Metropolitan Railway

The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.

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Michaelmas term

Michaelmas term is the first academic term of the academic year in a number of English-speaking universities and schools in the northern hemisphere, especially in the United Kingdom.

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Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is an historic county in south-east England.

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Military intelligence

Military intelligence is a military discipline that uses information collection and analysis approaches to provide guidance and direction to assist commanders in their decisions.

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Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

In the United Kingdom government, the Minister for the Arts is a ministerial post, usually a low to middle-ranking minister to the much senior Secretary of State, who runs the entire department and is ultimately responsible for the department's brief.

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Ministry of Information (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Information (MOI), headed by the Minister of Information, was a United Kingdom government department created briefly at the end of the First World War and again during the Second World War.

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Monitor (UK TV series)

Monitor was a BBC arts programme that was launched on 2 February 1958 and ran until 1965.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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North London Railway

The North London Railway (NLR) company had lines connecting the north of London to the East and West India Docks in the east of the city.

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Oil lamp

An oil lamp is an object used to produce light continuously for a period of time using an oil-based fuel source.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Osbert Lancaster

Sir Osbert Lancaster, CBE (4 August 1908 – 27 July 1986) was an English cartoonist, architectural historian, stage designer and author.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright.

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Ovaltine (Ovomaltine) is a brand of milk flavoring product made with malt extract (except in the blue packaging in the United States), sugar (except in Switzerland), and whey.

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Oxford "-er"

The Oxford "-er", or often "-ers", is a colloquial and sometimes facetious suffix prevalent at Oxford University from about 1875, which is thought to have been borrowed from the slang of Rugby School.

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Oxford Preservation Trust

The Oxford Preservation Trust was founded in 1927 to preserve the city of Oxford, England.

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Oxford Today

Oxford Today: The University Magazine was a magazine for the alumni of Oxford University.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Oxonium, the Latin name for Oxford) is a county in South East England.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system.

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Parliament Hill, London

Parliament Hill is an area of open parkland in the south-east corner of Hampstead Heath in north-west London.

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Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh (21 October 1904 – 30 November 1967) was an Irish poet and novelist.

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Penelope Chetwode

Penelope Valentine Hester Chetwode, Lady Betjeman (14 February 1910 – 11 April 1986) was an English travel writer.

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Pentonville Road

Pentonville Road is a road in Central London that runs west to east from Kings Cross to City Road at The Angel, Islington.

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Peter Haining (author)

Peter Alexander Haining (2 April 1940 – 19 November 2007) was a British journalist, author and anthologist who lived and worked in Suffolk.

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Philip Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode

Field Marshal Philip Walhouse Chetwode, 1st Baron Chetwode, 7th Baronet of Oakley, (21 September 1869 – 6 July 1950) was a senior British Army officer.

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Philip Larkin

Philip Arthur Larkin (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian.

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Pinner is a village in the London Borough of Harrow in northwest London, England, from Charing Cross.

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Plymouth is a city situated on the south coast of Devon, England, approximately south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London.

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Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom

The British Poet Laureate is an honorary position appointed by the monarch of the United Kingdom on the advice of the Prime Minister.

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Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

A preparatory school (or, shortened: prep school) in the United Kingdom is a selective, fee-charging independent primary school that caters primarily for children up to approximately the age of 13.

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Protestant Ascendancy

The Protestant Ascendancy, known simply as the Ascendancy, was the political, economic and social domination of Ireland between the 17th century and the early 20th century by a minority of landowners, Protestant clergy and members of the professions, all members of the Church of Ireland or the Church of England.

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Pump organ

The pump organ, reed organ, harmonium, or melodeon is a type of free-reed organ that generates sound as air flows past a vibrating piece of thin metal in a frame.

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Quainton Road railway station

Quainton Road railway station was opened in 1868 in under-developed countryside near Quainton, in the English county of Buckinghamshire, from London.

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Rail (magazine)

Rail is a British magazine on the subject of current rail transport in Great Britain.

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Responsions was the first of the three examinations once required for an academic degree at the University of Oxford.

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Robertson's is a UK brand of marmalades and fruit preserves that was founded by James Robertson in 1864.

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Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, is a British–Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

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Royal Society of Literature

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent".

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Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England.

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Shell Guides

The Shell Guides were originally a 20th-century series of guidebooks on the counties of Britain.

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Shell-Mex and BP

Shell-Mex and BP Ltd was a British joint marketing venture between petroleum companies Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) and British Petroleum (BP).

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Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops; demonym Salopian) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, and Worcestershire and Herefordshire to the south.

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Sir is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures.

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) is the oldest Anglican mission organisation, and the leading publisher of Christian books in the United Kingdom.

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Somerset House

Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.

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Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England.

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St Enodoc's Church, Trebetherick


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St Pancras railway station

St Pancras railway station, also known as London St Pancras and officially since 2007 as St Pancras International, is a central London railway terminus located on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden.

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Sturmey-Archer is a manufacturing company originally from Nottingham, England.

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Summoned by Bells

Summoned by Bells, the blank verse autobiography by John Betjeman, describes his life from his early memories of a middle-class home in Edwardian Hampstead, London, to his premature departure from Magdalen College, Oxford.

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot, (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".

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The Emergency (Ireland)

The Emergency (Ré na Práinne / An Éigeandáil) was the state of emergency which existed in the state of Ireland during the Second World War.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Heretick

The Heretick is a satirical magazine published by students of Marlborough College; it was founded by the English poet John Betjeman in 1924.

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The Isis Magazine

The Isis Magazine is a student publication at the University of Oxford, where the magazine was established in 1892.

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The Tower House

The Tower House, 29 Melbury Road, is a late-Victorian townhouse in the Holland Park district of Kensington and Chelsea, London, built by the architect and designer William Burges as his home.

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff, "Radio 4's game of literary correctness", is a lighthearted quiz about literature on BBC Radio 4, taking a humorous look at famous literary figures, which ran from 1998 to 2014.

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Theatre Museum

The Theatre Museum in the Covent Garden district of London, England, was the United Kingdom's national museum of the performing arts.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet.

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Timothy Mowl

Professor Timothy Mowl FSA (born 1951) is an architectural and landscape historian.

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Trebetherick (Trebedrek) is a village on the north coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Trinity term

Trinity term is the third and final term of the academic year at the University of Oxford,, University of Oxford, UK.

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Uffington, Oxfordshire

Uffington is a village and civil parish about south of Faringdon and west of Wantage.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Victorian era

In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.

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Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is a UK charity, the national authority on Victorian and Edwardian architecture built between 1837 and 1914 in England and Wales.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.

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Wadham College, Oxford

Wadham College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

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Wantage is a historic market town and civil parish in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire, England.

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Who's Who (UK)

Who's Who is a leading source of biographical data on more than 33,000 influential people from around the world.

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William Burges

William Burges (2 December 1827 – 20 April 1881) was an English architect and designer.

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William Davenant

Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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Works of John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984) was a twentieth-century English poet, writer and broadcaster.

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Zodiac settle

The Zodiac settle is a piece of painted furniture designed by the English architect and designer William Burges and made between 1869 and 1871.

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