An extract from the Shakespeare Lecture, delivered by Dr Adrian Poole, on 21 April 1999 at the British Academy.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in Review, July 1998 - July 1999.
A two-day interdisciplinary meeting was held at the British Academy in April on ‘The Evolution of Cultural Entities’. Sponsored jointly by the Academy and the Epistemology Group, it was planned by Professor Margaret A. Boden FBA and Professor John Ziman FRS. Professor M.A. Boden FBA reviews the event.
Excavations at Vindolanda and Carlisle, Roman military posts to the south of Hadrian’s Wall, have yielded a remarkable collection of Roman writing-tablets, both ink writing-tablets and wooden stilus tablets. Based at the Centre for the Study for Ancient Documents in Oxford, a major interdisciplinary project on Romano-British Writing Tablets is under
way, with the support of the British Academy and others. Dr Alan Bowman FBA, project director, describes the aims of the programme.
Professor Richard Rose FBA introduces a series of seminars, established to open up the discussion of reform.