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Plenty of culinary concepts born in EC1 quickly expand across London.

 

The office chair may seem like a modern invention but it was actually a Victorian idea. In the 1840s, at the same time as American Thomas E Warren was taking arms off armchairs and spring-loading the seats, the British scientist Charles Darwin was adding wheels to his study chair, in order to move around his specimens quicker.

 

A pioneering course at City University has turned aspiring mystery writers into published authors. Andre Paine joins them in the lecture theatre to learn about creating suspense and spreadsheets for murder.

 

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