Category Archives: Anniversaries

Roundup: Oxford, Metro-Land and Commandos

—The Times has a review of the recent book about Waugh and the Oxford-based Hypocrites Club, entitled Hellfire. See previous posts. This is reviewed by Daisy Dunn who opens with a well written summary of some of the book’s high … Continue reading

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Waugh at Hertford

Hertford College, Oxford has posted on YouTube an excerpt from a recent presentation at the college to a group of its alumni assembled in the college chapel. The excerpt is the opening of the presentation by the college Principal, Tom … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s 119th Birthday

Evelyn Waugh was born on this date in 1903. His birthday is marked in several media announcements but this one on the website of satirist and radio commentator Garrison Keillor is the most detailed: It’s the birthday of Evelyn Waugh, born in London, … Continue reading

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Roundup: A Handful of Quotes

–Writing in the London Review of Books about the Iranian armed drones being used by Russia against Ukraine, James Meek is reminded of similar weapons employed by the Nazis against Britain in WWII after the Normandy invasion. These were the … Continue reading

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Roundup: “The Waste Land” Centenary

–The centenary of T S Eliot’s The Waste Land has been marked in several print and broadcast media. The Washington Post notes the poem’s appearance in Brideshead Revisited: First published in the inaugural October 1922 issue of Eliot’s literary magazine, the Criterion, … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Roundup: Cricket, Latin and Name Extinction

–In what is perhaps this week’s most interesting story, the Independent newspaper has posted a history of the Hollywood Cricket Club. This is by Leonie Cooper and describes in some detail the club’s founding, growth and membership. Evelyn Waugh makes … Continue reading

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Roundup: Mostly Books

–The Public Domain Review has posted an article and links to reproductions from a noted piece of Victoriana in the Waugh Collection at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. Here’s the opening: The novelist Evelyn Waugh was an inveterate … Continue reading

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Summer Dog Days Roundup

–Writer Antonia Fraser is interviewed in a recent Daily Telegraph article. This is on the occasion of her 90th birthday this month. The interview is by her cousin and bridge partner Harry Mount (also editor of The Oldie). When he … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies, No. 53.1 (Spring 2022)

The latest issue of  the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been distributed to the members and is now posted at this link. Here is a description of the contents as set forth in the cover letter: 1. Thomas J. … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Coronation at Piers Court

This week, Britain is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s reign, which began on 6 February 1952, and was consummated with the Coronation on 1 June 1953. The Platinum Jubilee itself will extend from tomorrow, 2 June to Sunday, … Continue reading

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