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Egham Oddities: The Egham Museum Podcast

Egham Oddities: The Egham Museum Podcast

By Egham Museum
Egham Museum has a collection that's quirky and quite frankly odd. So if you like talking about museum objects and some of the more curious items that lurk within their collections, this is the podcast for you!

Established in 1968, The Egham Museum is an independent, community museum and registered charity reliant on volunteers. Through our exhibitions and innovative use of our collections, we provide our local communities and visitors a centre of life-long learning dedicated to raising awareness, sharing knowledge and promoting the enjoyment of history.
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Oddity 9: The Christmas Special
It's Christmas and it's time for our Christmas special.  Join Steven Franklin as he trawls through the archive, picking out some of the funniest moments, horrendous gaffs, and bits that didn't make the final episodes.  Be prepared to both laugh and cringe.  Thank you all for listening and your support of the museum. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Bring on the Oddity! Episode produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
14:53
December 23, 2020
Oddity 8: 'Check out the size of my Cherabanc'
Steven Franklin and the Egham Museum team discuss the important questions surrounding three photos from the collection.  With the help of local writer, director, and producer, Rob Valentine, the team talk about these three photos, what they say about life in Egham's past, and how they can be used to tell stories both in the context of a museum and historical fiction. We also spend some time talking to Rob about his creative work, his research process, and what it's like writing scripts for Doctor Who. Buckle yourselves in for this episode - it's a good one! #BringontheOdditity  This episode was researched by Amy Stone and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
56:35
December 4, 2020
Oddity 7: 3 Withered Legs
Steven Franklin and the Egham Museum team discuss the important questions surrounding a lawn boot.  With the help of our artist in residence, Estella Castle, the team talk about all the recent great work the museum has been doing and have a good old catch-up, following our short hiatus. Estella tells us all about the progress of the #EghamVisions project and more generally about her artistic practice. Oh, and we spend quite a lot of time talking about the lawn boot, asking questions like: how it came to be in the collection? What it is and how it would have been used? And its links to Estella's project and the wider collection. Buckle yourselves in for this episode - it's a good one! #BringontheOdditity This episode was researched by Amy Stone and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
01:02:58
November 2, 2020
Oddity 6: Elsie's Bits
Steven Franklin and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding a selection of oddities relating to Elsie Couch, a former munitionette who worked at the Lagonda factory during the First World War. With the help of podcasting legends, Meg and Sara from Leeds Museums & Galleries and presenters of the 'Museums n'That' podcast, the team ask the important questions, unearthing the stories behind these objects. Buckle yourselves in for this episode - it's a good one! Featuring Sarah Corn, Curator at Egham Museum, Amy Stone, Assistant Curator, Sara Hallam, Leeds Museums Audience Development Officer & Meg Jones, Leeds Museums Digital Engagement Officer. #BringontheOdditity. This episode was researched by Amy Stone and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
59:09
July 27, 2020
Egham Oddities - The Rode Cast Entry
Unsatisfied with producing the best independent heritage podcast in the UK, the team at Egham Museum has set itself the challenge of winning the My Rode Cast competition.  In order to fit the criteria, we've distilled the spirit of the Oddites podcast down to just 2 minutes! It was a challenge, but our team rose to it and this was what we came up with..  Enjoy!
02:00
June 12, 2020
Oddity 5: #NationalOddityChampionships2020
Steven Franklin and his guests put the logistical issues of lock down behind them, recording their first remote podcast using the wonderful powers of the internet! In an Oddities first, this episode doesn't showcase an item from our collection, but instead an item from the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garett - their Whirling Syringe.  For those that follow us on Twitter, you would have seen our National Oddity Championships and be aware that the Old Operating Theatre Museum walked away with the trophy. In this episode, we are joined by Dr Monica Walker and reflect on the 'Old Op's' triumphant run to claim the Oddity Championship title. Fear not avid listeners, Steven is joined by the dynamic duo Sarah Corn, Curator at Egham Museum, Amy Stone, Assistant Curator. #BringontheOdditity  This episode was researched by Monica Walker and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
01:04:33
May 31, 2020
Oddity 4: Handle with Hair
Steven Franklin and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding a trio of oddities relating to George De Worms. Where did they come from? Why is it part of Egham Museum's collection?  And is it normal to find 100 year old hair in the archive? Buckle yourselves in as we continue to learn about Egham Museum and explore the oddities that lie within its collection. Featuring Sarah Corn, Curator at Egham Museum, Amy Stone, Assistant Curator, and Vicky Iglikowski-Broad, Principal Diverse Records Specialist, The National Archives. #BringontheOdditity This episode was researched by Amy Stone and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
01:03:46
April 22, 2020
Oddity 3: Tips for Tea
Bring on the Oddity! We're back with another episode and this time we're discussing the important questions surrounding Tips for Tea, a housework manual for Edwardian women written by Mabel I. Rivers.  How did the object arrive into the Museum's collection? How much of an 'oddity' is this object? And what does it tell us about people's attitudes to the past? Buckle yourselves in as we continue to learn about Egham Museum's activities and the oddities that lie within the their collection. Featuring Sarah Corn, Curator at Egham Museum, Amy Stone, Assistant Curator, and Dr Katie Carpenter, Royal Holloway, University of London. Bring on the Odditity! This episode was researched by Dr Katie Carpenter and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
45:02
March 19, 2020
Oddity 2: A Glass from the Past?
Steven Franklin and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding the mystery Runnymede glass. Where did it come from? Why is it part of Egham Museum's collection?  What does it tell us about people's attitudes to their local past?  Buckle yourselves in as we continue to learn about Egham Museum and explore the oddities that lie within the their collection. Featuring Sarah Corn, Curator at Egham Museum, Amy Stone, Assistant Curator, and Jess Kellard, Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager, National Trust Runnymede.   #BringontheOdditity This episode was researched by Amy Stone and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/).
37:22
February 19, 2020
Oddity 1: #SaveMow?
Steven Franklin and his guests discuss the important questions surrounding Mow, Egham Museum's golden cockerel. Where did he come from? Why is he part of Egham Museum's collection? Does he count as history? What does he tell us about people's attitudes to their local past? And why he's never been on permanent display?  Buckle yourselves in as we introduce you to life at Egham Museum and begin to learn more about the oddities that lie within the their collection.  Featuring Sarah Corn, Curator at Egham Museum, Amy Stone, Assistant Curator, and professional archaeologist and museum trustee, Heather Knight.  Bring on the Odditity!  This episode was researched by Amy Stone and produced by Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/). 
44:25
January 21, 2020
Welcome to Egham Oddities: The Egham Museum Podcast
Steven introduces this new podcast, brought to you by the team at Egham Museum.  If you like history, museums, and talking about the oddities within their collections, this is the podcast for you. Presenter: Steven Franklin Edited: Charlie Parkin (https://charlieparkin.co.uk/)
01:37
December 12, 2019