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Where I was born


How the grandparents met
Norman Routledge Teacher
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Norman Routledge (1928-2013) was born in North London. He won a mathematics scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, where he was made a Fellow in 1951 and formed friendships with, among others, Alan Turing and EM Forster. In 1959, he left King's to become a schoolmaster and eventually a housemaster at Eton College, where he stayed for the next 30 years. He retired in 1989 to enjoy travel, music (he played the viola), look at buildings and enjoy the many pleasures of London.

Listeners: Christopher Sykes

Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.

Tags: Pygmalion, Pygmalion: A Romance in Five Acts, St Pauls Church, Covent Garden, Hoxton, Inigo Jones Church, Winchmore Hill, New Southgate, 1940s, Enfield, George Bernard Shaw

Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds

Date story recorded: January 2010

Date story went live: 17 September 2010