A celebration was held on 14 July 1999 to mark the publication of the fifth volume in the series under the General Editorship of Professor Rosemary Cramp, who here describes the launch party and the new publication.
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Published in Review, July-December 1999.
The publication of the ‘Cheshire and Lancashire’ volume of the British Academy’s ‘Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture’ brings this important series closer to completion. The Corpus has significantly increased the number of known Anglo-Saxon monuments. The General Editor, Professor Rosemary Cramp FBA, explains how the Corpus volumes have encouraged debate and set in motion new ways of assessing these sculptures. Then Professor Richard N. Bailey explains the significance of one particular stone – the Bidston hogback – featured in his ‘Cheshire and Lancashire’ volume.
The Foreign Secretary, Professor Nicholas Mann FBA reflects on his first months in office.
These extracts are taken from the third annual ‘British Academy Lecture’, delivered by Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd FBA on 18 November 1999 at the British Academy. He considers below three case studies taken from the ancient world illustrating the different conditions under which scientific investigations were carried out.