Category Archives: Lectures

Powell Lecture to be Given by Alexander Waugh

The annual lecture of the Anthony Powell Society will be given this December by Alexander Waugh at the Travellers Club in Pall Mall, London. Here’s a copy of the AP Society’s announcement: Anthony Powell Lecture Wavian Reactions to Anthony Powell to be … Continue reading

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London Lecture on Waugh’s Artwork

A lecture by Waugh scholar Rebecca Moore has been announced by London booksellers Maggs Brothers. This will take place in their 48 Bedford Square premises on Tuesday, 25 July at 630-8pm. The store, in new premises, is also sponsoring an … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Q & A

Humorist Craig Brown writing in the Daily Mail makes a case for the elimination of the Q&A following any vocal presentation by an author. He is particularly bothered by the typical literary festival as a waste of time. In the article, … Continue reading

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Oxford to Host Waugh Exhibit and Lecture

Oxford University has announced an exhibit to be mounted by the Bodleian Library and the Complete Works of Waugh. The theme will be Waugh’s career in Oxford and will be entitled “City of Acquatint.” It will he held in the Weston … Continue reading

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Audio Recordings of Waugh Conference Presentations Available Online

Audio recordings of the presentations made at the two-day conference on Evelyn Waugh at the Huntington Library in Pasadena earlier this month are now available online. There are 15 recordings in all and they are available at this link. The conference … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and Some Others

Harry Mount writing in the Catholic Herald offers these additional thoughts about the BBC’s production: The new BBC One version of Decline and Fall was pretty good – but it could only fall short of the book. The genius of … Continue reading

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Brideshead Lecture Online

Fr Robert Lauder, priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn who teaches literature at St John’s University, has given a lecture on Brideshead Revisited that is now available online. Click here. The lecture is part of a series on the Catholic Novel … Continue reading

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Waugh and Chesterton Lecture on YouTube

A video lecture on the theme of “G K Chesterton and Evelyn Waugh” is posted on YouTube. This was delivered at the 35th conference of the American Chesterton Society convened in 2016 at Slippery Rock State University in Pennsylvania. It was written … Continue reading

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Paula Byrne to Appear at Highclere and Other Waugh News

Biographer Paula Byrne (author of Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead (2009)) will appear in a program entitled “Literature and Landscapes” to be held at Highclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, in May. The venue is better known as the … Continue reading

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Waugh Event in Cincinnati

The Mercantile Library in Cincinnati is sponsoring a series of lectures and discussions moderated by independent writer and researcher Richard Lauf on the subject of Making Us Laugh: Four Comedic Literary Novels. The series will begin on Tuesday, 30 August at … Continue reading

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