On Thursday evening John Holmes will be discussing the decorative art of the nineteenth-century Irish stone-carvers James and John O’Shea at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History with the contemporary artist Sean Lynch, whose show A blow by blow account of stonecarving in Oxford inspired by the O’Sheas and their work has recently opened at Modern Art Oxford. After their talk, there will be a launch party for Lynch’s book accompanying the show. Here are the details of the event if you would like to join us:
Event: Chipping away at a block of stone carving history
Venue: Modern Art Oxford
Time: 7.00-7.45 (conversation); 7.45-8.15 (book launch)
A quick reminder that George Levine, Emeritus Professor of English at Rutgers University, will be speaking tomorrow (Wednesday 30th April) at 2 p.m. in the Harborne Lecture Theatre on ‘Science and Religion from Herschel to Gould’. The lecture is open to all, so please do join us for a rare opportunity to hear one of the leading scholars of literature, science and religion.
Alison Martin’s article “Outward Bound: Women Translators and Scientific Travel Writing, 1780–1800” has been published on-line with the Annals of Science. To read it, click here.
George Levine, Emeritus Professor of English at Rutgers University, will be coming to speak at Reading next Wednesday (30th April) at 2 p.m. in the Harborne Lecture Theatre on ‘Science and Religion from Herschel to Gould’. Professor Levine is one of the world’s most eminent scholars of the relationship between literature and science. His books include Darwin and the Novelists: Patterns of Science in Victorian Fiction (1988), Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England (2002),Darwin Loves You: Natural Selection and the Re-enchantment of the World (2006), Realism, Ethics and Secularism: Essays on Victorian Literature and Science (2008) and Darwin the Writer (2011), as well as several edited books on science and literature. Please do join us for his rich and stimulating talk.