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21 Oct 2018

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    Tales of Heroism, Tales of Terror

    Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters and journals, Amanda Foreman, author of A World on Fire, gives a fresh account of the Civil War through the extraordinary stories of many of the thousands of Britons who went to America as soldiers, observers, nurses, adventurers, guerrillas and spies. Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies. Recorded in the Conference Centre on 11 April 2011.

  • Posted on 15 Apr 2011

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    16th Annual Douglas W. Bryant Lecture

    Professor Philip Bobbitt, distinguished academic and author, who has both served the White House in senior government positions and lived there, with his uncle President Lyndon Baines Johnson, reflected on global security and on the special relationship between the US and the UK. Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies. Recorded in the Conference Centre on 29 March 2011.

  • Posted on 15 Apr 2011

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    The Writing Life

    Deborah Moggach chairs a discussion with authors Philip Hensher, Hilary Spurling and Michael Frayn, to celebrate the launch of The Writing Life: Authors Speak two-CD publication. The writers, all interviewed for the ongoing oral history project Authors' Lives, discuss their writing processes, offer insights into their own creative practices and reflect on being interviewed for Authors' Lives. Recorded in the Conference Centre on 28 March 2011.

  • Posted on 15 Apr 2011

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    English Language Question Time

    The audience was invited to bring their favourite phrase, query or gripe for answers and discussion from our panel of language experts. With Victoria Coren and Peter Gilliver. Recorded in the British Library Conference Centre on 5 December 2010.

  • Posted on 31 Mar 2011

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    Cuddywifters, cack-handers and coochies

    Curator Jonnie Robinson presents recordings that explore the ever-changing regional contrasts of the English Language. With discussion from a panel of experts. Accompanies the Evolving English exhibition. Recorded in the British Library Conference Centre on 23 February 2011.

  • Posted on 31 Mar 2011

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