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The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
J.P.R. Lyell lived in Oxford and (on his retirement) in Abingdon from 1927 until the end of his life. Even as a young man he was interested in collecting early printed books, and he made a study of early book illustration in Spain. In the 1930s he began collecting medieval manuscripts, eventually accumulating some 250 of these, of which one hundred were bequeathed to the Bodleian Library. A further series of some 65 manuscripts, mostly post-medieval, were bought by the Library from his executors. The first Lyell lectures, for the academic year 1952-3, were delivered by Neil R. Ker, university reader in palaeography and fellow of Magdalen College.

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The Lyell readership in bibliography at Oxford University is endowed by a bequest from James Patrick Ronaldson Lyell (1871-1948), a solicitor, book collector and bibliographer. Each year since 1952, a distinguished scholar has been elected to deliver the lectures, usually six in number, on any topic of bibliography, broadly conceived.
J.P.R. Lyell lived in Oxford and (on his retirement) in Abingdon from 1927 until the end of his life. Even as a young man he was interested in collecting early printed books, and he made a study of early book illustration in Spain. In the 1930s he began collecting medieval manuscripts, eventually accumulating some 250 of these, of which one hundred were bequeathed to the Bodleian Library. A further series of some 65 manuscripts, mostly post-medieval, were bought by the Library from his executors. The first Lyell lectures, for the academic year 1952-3, were delivered by Neil R. Ker, university reader in palaeography and fellow of Magdalen College.

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    Assimilation or change? Normans at Winchester

    Assimilation or change? Normans at Winchester

    The fifth lecture in the Lyell Lecture 2022 series delivered by Professor Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge) From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150

    • 55 min
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    From Neumes in campo aperto to Neumes on Lines (at Christchurch, Canterbury)

    From Neumes in campo aperto to Neumes on Lines (at Christchurch, Canterbury)

    The forth lecture in the Lyell Lecture 2022 series delivered by Professor Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge) From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150

    • 51 min
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    St Augustine’s and Christchurch, 950–1091

    St Augustine’s and Christchurch, 950–1091

    The third lecture in the Lyell Lecture 2022 series delivered by Professor Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge) From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150

    • 48 min
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    ‘L’ecriture Anglaise Dans Sa Perfection’

    ‘L’ecriture Anglaise Dans Sa Perfection’

    Professor Marc Smith, Professeur de Paléographie, The Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris delivers the 5th lecture in this years Lyell Lecture series

    • 1 hr 20 min
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    A Community of Scribes at Worcester

    A Community of Scribes at Worcester

    The second lecture in the Lyell Lecture 2022 series delivered by Professor Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge) From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150

    • 45 min
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    Sound and its Capture in Anglo-Saxon England

    Sound and its Capture in Anglo-Saxon England

    The first lecture in the Lyell Lecture 2022 series delivered by Professor Susan Rankin (University of Cambridge) From Memory to Written Record: English Liturgical Books and Musical Notations, 900–1150

    • 54 min

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