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WILLIAM SHIPLEY, GRANDFATHER OF CAFE CULTURE

As I edit the RSA East Midlands Nottingham and Derby conference footage I’m also learning about this extraordinary man who has inspired generations of modern thinkers. If you think the high street coffee culture is a new think again. Try 1754! First Published on Saturday, 14 July 2012 in http://www.think-magazine.com/cultur Written by Mark Ellis - Mark Ellis teaches 18th-century literature at Queen Mary, University of London His book The Coffee House: a Cultural History is available...