Ed Simons' History Lessons

The Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons gives medieval studies lessons.

The 'Setting Sun' singer - who is joined in the duo by Tom Rowlands - studied the subject at university and was happy to share his knowledge with singer-turned-presenter Lauren Laverne.

Lauren - who gave up her studies to pursue a career with indie group Kenickie - said: "I don't regret not going to university. I had a place to do medieval studies at Durham but I'm not sure if it was meant to be. Ed from The Chemical Brothers did it at Manchester - that's how the band met - and he gave me a lesson once in a field at 3am and I thought, 'Ooh I'm not sure it would have been for me.' "

Lauren - who has a two-year-old son Fergus with husband Graeme Fisher and is six months pregnant with her second child - also admitted she no longer thinks she is cool because of her parental responsibilities.

She explained: "I'm definitely not cool. I'm a 32-year-old mum. You check your dignity at the door and at some point you're going to find yourself in a park wearing a cagoule. There's no kudos or mystique but it's solid and secure and dependable and boring."


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