The Tale of Beatrix Potter

Season 6, Episode 113,   Nov 16, 2022, 03:00 AM

Many of us grew up reading about Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggywinkle, but how much do you know about the woman behind the stories? 

In this episode we explore the lesser-known sides of Beatrix Potter. Discover how her love of natural science, fascination with fungi and knack for sheep farming formed the author we know and love.

From a young age, she loved animals and nature. So she started writing and drawing to share that passion. 

Do you have an exciting idea but not enough time and space to make it a reality? If you’re aged 16–25, we’d like to hear your big idea and give you the chance to bring it to life at Isaac Newton’s home, the world’s centre of gravity.

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