An extract from the Shakespeare Lecture, delivered by Dr Adrian Poole, on 21 April 1999 at the British Academy.
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Published in Review, July 1998 - July 1999.
A catalogue and cartographical analysis. The study of the urban cartography of Great Britain forms part of a long-term research programme, based at Exeter University Geography Department, to record and analyse the pre-Ordnance Survey, large-scale (i.e. highly detailed) maps of the nation. The first two parts of the programme concerned maps of rural parishes and townships made for tithe commutation and enclosure purposes [note 1]. Professor Roger Kain FBA, programme director, expands upon the current project which was adopted by the British Academy in 1998 [note 2].
Professor John Breuilly summarises his Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture, delivered on 27 May 1999 at the British Academy.
A celebration was held in March 1999 at 10 Carlton House Terrace to mark the publication of the fiftieth volume of the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles: ‘Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Part I: Anglo-Saxon Coins to 1016’, by Dr V.M. Potin. Dr Mark Blackburn, General Editor, reviews the achievements of the Academy’s SCBI project.