On Offer: Two Events, a Radio Series and Some Books

There have been two announcements of upcoming events in Southern England that may be of interest. The first is a joint presentation of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Vogue magazine:

Four monarchs (crowned and uncrowned); one abdication; one royal investiture; a jewel box of jubilees and many, many royal marriages… British Vogue has borne witness to a century of royal history.

With visual treasures from Vogue‘s unrivalled archive and contributions through the decades from the most perceptive of royal commentators – from Evelyn Waugh to Zadie Smith – The Crown in Vogue presents one of the most definitive views of royalty in the modern age.

Join authors Robin Muir, contributing editor at Vogue (formerly Pictures Editor), and Josephine Ross, literary and royal historian, for an exploration of the monarchy as seen through the eyes of Vogue, including never-before-seen portraits from the Vogue archives.

It is not clear what views of Waugh they may have in mind. The presentation will be on Zoom.com and will be convened on 3 November 2022. For details, see this link.

This Saturday (8 October) there will be a talk at the University of Buckingham’s Radcliffe Centre as part of the Buckingham History Festival. Here’s the announcement:

Daisy Dunn describes a story of passion, jealousy, debate, exuberance and foreboding, painting a fascinating portrait of academic Oxford in the first half of the 20th century, the near-sylvan world immortalised by Evelyn Waugh in his novel of 1945, Brideshead Revisited. Her cast of characters includes: the classicist and wit Maurice Bowra, who inspired the character of Brideshead’s Mr Samgrass; the Australian-born classical scholar Gilbert Murray, who married into the family that owned Castle Howard, the model for Brideshead; and E.R. Dodds, Regius Professor of Greek, who correspeonded with many of the century’s literary greats, including W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and W.B. Yeats.

The lecture is scheduled at 14:00. Details are available here.

BBC Radio 4 Extra has announced the rebroadcast of Jeremy Front’s 2007 four-episode adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. This will be transmitted on Monday, 17 October 2022 at 10:00a and may be monitored on BBC iPlayer over the internet afterwards. Details here.

Forum Auctions has announced an auction on Friday, 14 October 2022 that will offer several of Waugh’s books: lots 281-289. Only one has a signed presentation, but several are first editions as well as many with what look like attractive dust jackets. Here’s a link to the catalogue.




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