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Text of talks by Alan Bennett, 1978-1990

MS. Bennett 181

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Texts of various talks and lectures given by Alan Bennett in person. Text of talks given on radio can be found in Scripts series, MSS. Bennett 87-168.
  1. (fols. 1-10) Typed text of talk about the Prayer Book for BBC Radio Schools, dated Mar. 1978.
  2. (fols. 11-48) Typed text of seminar held on 7 Feb. 1986 at Nuffield College, Oxford on Sport and Theatre in Oxford since 1945. Plus copy of the Oxford Magazine from Nought Week, Trinity Term 1986 featuring published text of lecture by Alan Bennett
  3. (fols. 149-161) Handwritten notes and photocopy of typed text of lecture on Kafka, dated 1986. For scripts relating to Franz Kafka please see MS. Bennett 132 and 133.
  4. (fols. 162-171) Copy of University College London The Bulletin from June 1987 featuring published text of Foundation Oration lecture by Alan Bennett.
  5. (fols. 172-195) Copy of the Redbrick magazine of the University of Birmingham from 7 Dec. 1988, featuring text of Baggs Memorial lecture on "Happiness", plus short interview with Alan Bennett. See also MS. Bennett 178 and 181.
  6. (fols. 196-303) Three versions of typed text of talk given to the Prayer Book Society, Blackburn by Alan Bennett on 12 May 1990.
  7. (fols. 304-336) Handwritten notes and typed text of talk given at National Gallery c.1993-1998. Please also see text for "Going to the Pictures" in material for Untold Stories, MS. Bennett 175.


  • 1978-1990


336 Leaves


MS. Bennett 181

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom