Notes by Sir Tony Wrigley, President of the British Academy, for the July-December 1999 issue of the [British Academy] Review.
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Published in Review, July-December 1999.
Report in British Academy ‘Review’, July-December 1999. The Academy’s sponsored Institutes and Societies have continued to be active in a variety of ways over the course of recent months, including conferences, lectures, taught courses and major fieldwork projects.
In an extract from the Centenary Monograph produced by the Academy’s Philosophy Section, ‘The Arguments of Time’, edited by Dr Jeremy Butterfield FBA, Professor Gregory Currie considers whether fiction can tell us anything about time. His chapter is entitled ‘A Literary Philosophy of Time?’ and here he takes a case study from Proust.
The Raleigh Lecture on History was delivered by Professor Blair Worden FBA, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, on 27 October 1999 at the British Academy. One hundred years ago (almost to the day when the lecture was given), the statue of Oliver Cromwell that stands outside the Palace of Westminster was
unveiled. To the commemorators his modern standing had one principal cause: the publication in 1845 of Thomas Carlyle’s book ‘Oliver Cromwell’s Letters and Speeches’. In this extract, Professor Worden considers the relationship between the two men. (Professor Worden has been awarded a three-year British Academy Research Professorship to write a new biography of Oliver Cromwell.)