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The Great London Smog

Friday, November 17, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Kate Dawson SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM


Jon Wilson on the British Conquest of India

Friday, November 10, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206


Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly became Prime Minister

Friday, November 3, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Nicholas Shakespeare OXFORD


Roby Barrett on ‘Crisis in the Gulf: An Echo from the British Past’

Friday, October 27, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206


The Crisis of World Order: A British Perspective

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 • 12:30 PM

Main Building Jamail Room (MAI 212)

John Bew KING'S COLLEGE LONDON


From University of Texas A.B. to Federal Judge

Friday, October 20, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Judge Harry Lee Hudspeth


Presidents and Prime Ministers: From Wilson and Lloyd George to Trump and May

Friday, October 13, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Geoffrey Wheatcroft LONDON


Round Table Discussion

Friday, September 22, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206


Annual Shakespeare Session: ‘Measure for Measure’

Friday, September 15, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Alan Friedman, James Loehlin, and David Kornhaber DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH


A British Atrocity in American Courts

Friday, September 8, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Louise Weinberg LAW SCHOOL


Derek Jackson: Scientist, Aviator, and Jockey

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Jeffrey Meyers BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA


John Banville as Novelist and Critic: The Untouchable

Friday, April 28, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Steven Isenberg


Writing the Biography of V. S. Naipaul—and The British Tradition of Biographical Writing

Friday, April 21, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Patrick French LONDON


From ‘Divide and Conquer’ to ‘Federate and Leave’

Friday, April 14, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Jason Parker TEXAS A&M


Where Shall We Adventure? Hayao Miyazaki Meets Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, April 7, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Susan Napier TUFTS UNIVERSITY


George Orwell’s 1984 and his Subsequent Reputation

Friday, March 31, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

John Rodden (British Studies)


Winston Churchill: The View from 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Lee Pollock of The International Churchill Society


The Falklands Crisis: A Personal Perspective from the Whitehall Operations Room

Friday, March 24, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Sarah Beaver ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD


Trust and Distrust in Stuart England

Friday, March 10, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Brian Levack HISTORY


Writing from Newgate Prison, 1795: William Winterbotham’s View of America

Friday, March 3, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

James Epstein VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY


Assimilation and its Discontents: Wales in British Literature

Friday, February 24, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Daniel Williams SWANSEA UNIVERSITY


Roger Louis on Britain and Israel in 1948

Friday, February 17, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206


Obedience and Some of Its Discontents

Friday, February 10, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Al Martinich UT PHILOSOPHY


British Colonial Violence and the End of Empire

Friday, February 3, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Caroline Elkins HARVARD UNIVERSITY


Alexander King: Scientist and Environmentalist

Friday, January 27, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Jurgend Schmandt LBJ SCHOOL


Bob Dylan and England

Friday, January 20, 2017 • 2:45 PM

Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

Thomas Palaima CLASSICS