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Guardbook containing Romanes lectures delivered at Oxford, 1976-1983

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MS. Top. Oxon. c. 658

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  1. (fols. 1-40) Iris Murdoch, 'Why Plato banished the artists', manuscript draft, 1975; lecture delivered 13 Feb 1976
  2. (fols. 41-67) George Porter, 'Science and the human purpose', photocopy of typescript, signed, 1978-1979; lecture delivered 23 Nov 1978
  3. (fols. 68-85) Hugh Maxwell Casson, 'The arts and the academies', signed and annotated typescript, 1979-1980; lecture delivered 13 Nov 1979
  4. (fols. 86-126) Joseph Grimond, 'Is political philosophy based on a mistake?', signed and annotated typescript, 1980-1981; lecture delivered 2 Dec 1980
  5. (fols. 127-137) A.J.P. Taylor, 'War in our time', annotated typescript, 1981-1982; lecture delivered 9 Feb 1982
  6. (fols. 138-165) Andrew Huxley, 'Biology, the physical sciences and the mind', typescript, 1982-1983; lecture delivered 24 Feb 1983
  7. (fols. 166-190) Owen Chadwick, 'Religion and society', signed and annotated typescript, 1983-1984; lecture delivered 17 Nov 1983


  • Creation: 1975-1984


190 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Top. Oxon. c. 658

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 22786


Guardbook containing Romanes lectures

Biographical / Historical

  1. Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was a novelist and philospher.
  2. Sir George Porter (1920-2002), Baron Porter of Luddenham was a chemist.
  3. Sir Hugh Casson (1910-1999) was an architect.
  4. Jo Grimond (1913-1993) was a politician.
  5. A.J.P. Taylor (1906-1990) was a historian.
  6. Sir Andrew Huxley (1917-2012) was a physiologist.
  7. Owen Chadwick (1916-2015) was a clergyman, church historian and college head.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the library by the authors at various dates, 1978-1984.

Guardbook containing Romanes lectures delivered at Oxford, 1976-1983
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom