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Oliver Smithies Lectures MT2016 (8th Week)

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2016 Besterman Lecture: Professor Ritchie Robertson, ‘Writing the Enlightenment: Reflections on Work in Progress’

The Voltaire Foundation and the TORCH Enlightenment Programme invite you to the 2016 Besterman Lecture: Professor Ritchie Robertson FBA, Taylor Professor of German at the University of Oxford, will speak on ‘Writing the Enlightenment: Reflections on Work in Progress’. The … Continue reading

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Keith M. Baker, ‘Jean-Paul Marat: Prophet of Terror’

All are welcome to attend a talk by Professor Keith M. Baker (Stanford University), entitled ‘Jean-Paul Marat: Prophet of Terror’, on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (First Week), at 5.15 p.m. The session will be chaired by Robert Gildea (University of … Continue reading

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TALK: Clumps & Concrete: 300 years of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown With Dr Oliver Cox, landscape historian and introduction by Tim Richardson, The Telegraph

For a nation renowned for its love of gardening, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is one of our greatest exports. The English landscape garden, epitomised by places such as Stowe or Blenheim Palace, are achievements on world scale. In this, the 300th … Continue reading

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RECSO End of Term Drinks + Recruitment

Just a short note to let you know that RECSO’s end of term gathering will be at the Royal Oak pub, on Woodstock road, on the 10th March, at 5.30. Please join us for some long eighteenth-century interdisciplinary community chat, and … Continue reading

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Lecture by Prof. Tiffany Stern and Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby

Theatron Novum with the support of RECSO is organising a singing masterclass with soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, one of the world’s most renowned early music specialists. The masterclass will take place at the Somerville College Chapel from 2 to 4pm on the 29th … Continue reading

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Tobias Heinrich, ‘Social Media in the Eighteenth Century’

The next session of the Besterman Enlightenment Workshop will be held on Monday, 1 February 2016 (Third Week), at 5 p.m., at the Voltaire Foundation (99 Banbury Road).  Tobias Heinrich (University of Oxford) will be speaking on ‘Social Media in … Continue reading

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Pierre Musitelli, ‘Enlightenment and conservatism in the correspondence of the Verri brothers’

Pierre Musitelli (ENS, Paris) will be speaking at a session of the TORCH Enlightenment Correspondences Network on the topic of ‘Enlightenment and conservatism in the correspondence of the Verri brothers’ on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 (Fifth Week), from 12.30-2 p.m.  … Continue reading

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Texts and contexts: the cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace

Texts and contexts: the cultural legacies of Ada Lovelace Tuesday 8 December, 10am-6pm (arrivals from 9.30am); Rooms L4 and L5, Mathematics Institute, University of Oxford; Attendance is free, registration required. In 2015 the University of Oxford is hosting a number of … Continue reading

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Besterman Lecture 2015: Professor Colin Jones, ‘The French Revolutionary Terror: Proto-Totalitarian or Public Sphere?’

Wolfson College (Wolfson Auditorium), Thursday, 19 November 2015 (Sixth Week), 5.15 p.m. Professor Colin Jones CBE (Queen Mary University of London) will deliver the Besterman Lecture 2015, entitled ‘The French Revolutionary Terror: Proto-Totalitarian or Public Sphere?’, on Thursday, 19 November … Continue reading

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