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Co[v]ping Diaries

Charlotte Thompson

Co[v]ping Diaries
Episode 27: Charlotte Thompson


Welcome to the Co[v]ping Diaries. A podcast where our Morley Radio community will be sharing their self- isolation stories, anecdotes and tips on how to stay busy and motivated during this challenging time.


In this episode Charlotte Thompson, ESOL Lecturer at Morley College London, will be taking to us about her experiences in this self-isolating/social distancing new world.



Charlotte’s Co[v]ping Resources:


Co[v]ping Song: Lovely Day – Bill Withers


Instagram Live Stream yoga@demariayogadance – a very gentle, holistic class livestreamed from Ibiza. It was every day through the Spanish lockdown – now three times a week.


Netflix series –Unorthodox, the series on one woman breaking free from the Hasidim community in Williamsburg, New York City: always fascinating to see inside religious minorities and how they live


TV series –  Normal People on BBC – for once a series on TV that is every bit as good as the book by Sally Rooney


Newspaper –  The Guardian – online, on paper (at the weekends) – always the most reliable and provocative read and a great source of materials for classroom lessons as it never demonises newcomers to London but rather shows some of the struggles


Book – Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light – a punishingly long read of nearly 900 pages about Henry V111’s chief counsellor, Thomas Cromwell. The book ends with his head on the block and I felt mine right there beside him. An exhaustive and exhausting read full of the sounds, smells, textures and intrigue of Tudor London, complete with plague, political posturing and Get-Rich-Quick shenanigans.


My ‘children’ –  so glad they are challenging young adults of 20 and 22, excellent companions in every way. So thankful that they aren’t school age and I don’t have to pretend to be teaching them!


My bike – one of life’s essentials