Delivered by Sir Tony Wrigley PBA to the 98th Annual General Meeting of the Academy, on 6 July 2000.
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Published in Review, January-July 2000.
The medieval stained glass of York Minster constitutes the largest single collection in England. The wide range of iconographical content and artistic excellence gives it outstanding importance in the study of the medieval world. The next stage in Tom French’s majestic treatment of York Minster’s glass, covering the vast and brilliantly coloured St William Window, was published at the beginning of 2000. One panel of this window is recorded in this entry and illustration from the new catalogue.
This extract is taken from the Warton Lecture in English Poetry, delivered by Professor Helen Vendler, on 17 May 2000.
Delivered by Lord Runciman PBA to the 101st Annual General Meeting of the Academy on 3 July 2003.