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The Lincoln College Lecture: Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts SOLD OUT

Sunday 2 April 2017

1 Hour


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One of the world’s leading experts on medieval manuscripts Dr Christopher de Hamel explains why manuscripts matter and what they tell us about 1,000 years of our history.

de Hamel says that coming face to face with an important manuscript is like meeting a very famous person. In his new book, he looks at 12 famous manuscripts, explaining what they tell us about their authors and subjects and describing the journey they have taken over time. It is a story about religion, art, literature, music, science and the history of taste.

de Hamel worked in Sotheby’s western manuscripts department for 25 years. He is now Donnelley Fellow Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he oversees many of the earliest surviving manuscripts relating to the English language and to national history in the Parker Library. He will be introduced by Professor Henry Woodhuysen, Rector of Lincoln College. This is the inaugural Lincoln College Lecture, at the personal invitation each year of the rector of the college

Supported by Lincoln College, Oxford