The Emden Lecture is an annual event at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, given by a guest historian and pitched at a non-specialist audience. It is named in honour of A.B. Emden, a distinguished medievalist and historian of universities who was Principal of St Edmund Hall from 1929 to 1951.
Empire of Things: A New History of Humans and Their Stuff
Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London) sketches the history of consumption to the present day, and examines the historical dynamics that have shaped our material lifestyles.