Lectures and Readings

The Institute runs an extensive annual programme of lectures and readings on a wide range of subjects, both general and specialised, within the broad area of English studies.

If you would like to attend any of these events please email IESEvents@sas.ac.uk or call +44(0)207 862 8675 to reserve a seat.

28 April 2015: 5-7pm (The Deller Hall, Senate House):

A reading, talk and Q&A by Jonathan Coe (as part of the Life & Work of Jonathan Coe conference)
Wine reception to follow. To register, visit http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/JonathanCoe

13 May 2015: 6.00pm (The Chancellor's Hall, 1st Floor Senate House):
The John Coffin Memorial Annual Palaeography Lecture 2014-2015: ‘Who wrote Magna Carta?’
Wine reception to follow. Please register via Eventbrite.

Professor Nicholas Vincent, FBA, will be delivering the Annual Palaeography Lecture on the subject: ‘Who wrote Magna Carta?’ at Senate House, London on 13 May 2015 at 6pm. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

Professor Vincent is Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Magna Carta Project, which is a £1,000,000 research project funded by the AHRC (http://magnacartaresearch.org/). He is the author of A Very Short Introduction to Magna Carta (Oxford University Press, 2012) and has written a dozen books and about a hundred articles on kingship, charters and relics within the Anglo-French world of the 12th and 13th centuries.  This year’s lecture celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta which falls on 15 June 2015.

28 May 2015: 6.00pm (Court Room, 1st Floor Senate House):
Professor Jerome McGann: 'Truth and Method; or, Humanities Scholarship as a Science of Exceptions'
Wine reception to follow. To register, please RSVP to IESEvents@sas.ac.uk


Recent past lectures (with links to podcasts):

Hilda Hulme Memorial Lectures:

2013: Professor Martin Mueller (Professor emeritus of English and Classics, Northwestern University Illinois): '"Shakespeare His Contemporaries": Exploring Early Modern Drama in a Digital Environment': 2 July 2013

2012: Professor James Shapiro (Columbia University): 'Unravelling Shakespeare's Life': 23 April 2014

2011: Professor Henry Woudhuysen (University College London): '"Ha-ha-ha. Hi-hi-hi. Ho-ho-ho. Ha-hi-ho": Representing sounds in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature': 2 June 2011

Texts of earlier Hulme lectures, and recordings/texts of John Coffin Memorial Lectures to be posted here shortly.