Category Archives: Oxford

Bank Holiday/Memorial Day Roundup

–Novelist Kevin Kwan was recently interviewed in LitHub. This was on the occasion of last week’s issuance of his latest novel Lies and Weddings. Here’s the opening: Kevin Kwan’s much anticipated new novel, Lies and Weddings, is out today [21 … Continue reading

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120th Anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s Birth

Evelyn Waugh was born at 11 Hillfield Road, West Hampstead, London on 28 October 1903. That makes this his 120th anniversary. His centenary was marked in 2003 with several events including two academic conferences–one in Spain and the other at … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Roundup: 2 Podcasts, a Film and a Seminar

–An interview of Alexander Waugh by writer James Delingpole has been posted on the internet. It is listed as “Delingpod #359” and is available from this link. It was recorded on 1 October 2023. Although the website suggests that a … Continue reading

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Roundup: Events and Architecture

–Waterstones the booksellers have announced a live, in-person interview of Andrew Pettegree on the subject of his latest book entitled “The Book at War”. This will take place on 17 October, 1830-1930p at the Waterstones store in Canterbury, 6-8 Rose … Continue reading

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Campion Lecture in Oxford Announced

Campion Hall, Oxford has announced a public lecture in September that may be of interest to our readers: Professor Gerard Kilroy, Senior Fellow in English at Campion Hall, will be delivering a public lecture to celebrate the 400th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies 53.3 (Winter 2022)

A copy of the latest issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies is posted for review. This is described by Jamie Collinson, the Society’s secretary as follows: This is an edition I’ve been keenly looking forward to, because the … Continue reading

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Early June Roundup

–The New Statesman reports the confused results of the controversial Oxford Union appearance of Prof. Kathleen Stock, described as a “gender-critical feminist philosopher”. After the Union invited her to speak, a protest arose against her appearance as being unfair to … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day (US) Roundup

—The Oldie has posted an article by Mark McGinness to mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy on 13 March 1948. In this, he tells the story of her meeting and engagement with Billy Cavendish, Marquess … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Roundup

—Country Life has posted the second part of their interesting and informative essay on the building and decoration of Campion Hall at Oxford. The first installment was described in an earlier post. Here’s an excerpt relating to Waugh’s contribution to … Continue reading

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Tax-Day Roundup

—Country Life magazine has posted a 2-part essay on the history of Edwin Lutyens design and the building of Campion Hall at Oxford. Waugh was involved in the process. Here’s an excerpt from part 1: …Waugh celebrated the Hospitality of … Continue reading

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