Romanes Lecture

The Romanes Lecture is a prestigious free public lecture given annually at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, England.

The lecture series was founded by, and named after, the biologist George Romanes, and has been running since 1892. Over the years, many notable figures from the Arts and Sciences have been invited to speak. The lecture can be on any subject in science, art or literature, approved by the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

List of Romanes lecturers and lecture subjects

1890s

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

See also

References

The text of each Romanes Lecture is generally published by Oxford University Press using the "Clarendon Press" imprint, and where appropriate the citation for an individual lecture is listed in the published works of each author's entry in Wikipedia.

  • Romanes lectures, University of Oxford, 1986–2002, Oxford, Bodleian Library: MSS. Eng. c. 7027, Top. Oxon. c. 827
  • Oxford lectures on philosophy, 1910–1923, Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1908–23.
  • Oxford lectures on history, 1904–1923, Oxford, The Clarendon Press 1904–23, which includes "Frontiers", by Lord Curzon, the Romanes lecture for 1907, "Biological analogies in history", by Theodore Roosevelt, the Romanes lecture for 1910, "The imperial peace" by Sir W. M. Ramsay, the Romanes lecture for 1913 and "Montesquieu" by Sir Courtenay Ilbert, the Romanes lecture for 1904.
  • J.B. Bury, Romances of chivalry on Greek soil, being the Romanes lecture for 1911, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1911.
  • Sir E. Ray Lankester: Romanes Lecture, Nature and Man, Oxford University Press, 1905

Notes

  1. ^ Never delivered, due to Acton's illness, but many notes are extant, see Herbert Butterfield, Man and His Past (1955), p. 63, and p.234 of A History of the University of Cambridge: 1870-1990 by Christopher Brooke, CUP, ISBN 0-521-34350-X
  2. ^ Sen, Amartya (1999). Reason before identity. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199513895.

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