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Published on Sep 1, 2013
Few of the famed Bloomsbury Group were ever recorded substantially on film.
I've uploaded part of a radio talk on literacy, recorded for the BBC by Virginia Woolf in 1937.
There is film of E M Foster at Cambridge University talking about the business of writing for the BBC's 'Monitor' program, which I have also posted here.
There is quite a lot footage of Bertrand Russell speaking on a range of issues, though it can be argued that the great philosopher, mathematician and social critic was not a seminal member of the group.
However some members of the group went unrecorded. Of Lytton Strachey, writer of 'Eminent Victorians' and Bloomsbury inner circle member, nothing exists. Only the urban myth of silent film taken at an outdoor gathering.
The footage here is of Leonard Woolf (1880-1969), husband of Virginia Woolf, talking to camera about the mind of one of the most important C20 economists and fellow Bloomsbury Group member, John Maynard Keynes.