Each year the Institute of English Studies hosts an annual lecture in Palaeography, which was originally funded through the John Coffin Memorial Fund. This year, the subject of the lecture – organised in collaboration with King’s College London – celebrates the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta in 1215.
We have been fortunate to secure as our lecturer Professor Nicholas Vincent, FBA, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia. Professor Vincent is the Director of a one million pound project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This project brings together scholars at the University of East Anglia, King’s College London, the University of Oxford, Canterbury Christ Church University and the British Library and is designed to increase public understanding of the making and meaning of Magna Carta.
Professor Vincent is a very gifted speaker and we wish to invite a wide audience to hear and enjoy his lecture. We particularly wish to bring his lecture to the attention of anyone interested in the history and understanding of Magna Carta and are therefore circulating information about it to libraries, archives and historical societies and organisations.
The lecture will be given in the Beveridge Hall (Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) at 6pm on Wednesday 13 May. We are expecting a large audience, and for that reason the invitations, although absolutely free, are by ticket. Tickets are available at http://tinyurl.com/nc5ach7