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Guard-book containing Romanes lectures

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MS. Top. Oxon. c. 545
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Guard-book containing Romanes lectures:

  1. (fols. 1-27) Lady Violet Bonham Carter, 'The impact of personality in politics', 1963;
  2. (fols. 28-58) Noël Annan, Baron Annan, 'The disintegration of culture', 1965;
  3. (fols. 59-94) Sir Maurice Bowra, 'A case for humane learning', 1966;
  4. (fols. 95-124) Sir Peter Medawar, 'Science and literature', 1968;
  5. (fols. 125-178) Sir Isaiah Berlin, 'Fathers and children', 1970;
  6. (fols. 179-215) Raymond Aron, 'Usage et abus de la futorologie' (delivered in English), 1971;
  7. (fols. 216-249) Sir Karl Popper, 'On the problem of body and mind', 1972;
  8. (fols. 250-274) Sir Ernst Gombrich, 'Art history and the social sciences', 1973;
  9. (fols. 275-316) Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman, 'Advice and responsibility', 1974-1975.


  • Creation: 1963-1975


316 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. c. 545, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon. c. 545

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10122


Guard-book containing Romanes lectures, 1963-1975.

Biographical / Historical

Lady Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury (1887-1969) was a British politician and diarist.

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic.

Sir (Cecil) Maurice Bowra (1898–1971) was a classical scholar and university administrator.

Sir Peter Brian Medawar (1915–1987) was a biologist.

Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a philosopher and historian of ideas.

Raymond Aron (1905-1983) was a philosopher and sociologist.

Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902–1994) was a philosopher.

Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich (1909–2001) was an art historian.

Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a scientist and public servant.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received in accordance with university statute, 1964-1975.

Guard-book containing Romanes lectures
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Weston Library
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