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Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997), founding President of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, is regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century. He was famous as an extempore lecturer, and his inimitable speaking style is well illustrated in this series of podcasts.

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Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997), founding President of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, is regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the twentieth century. He was famous as an extempore lecturer, and his inimitable speaking style is well illustrated in this series of podcasts.

    Some Sources of Romanticism: 6 – The Lasting Effects

    Some Sources of Romanticism: 6 – The Lasting Effects

    The sixth and last of Isaiah Berlin's famous 1965 Mellon Lectures In March–April 1965 Isaiah Berlin delivered his most famous series of public lectures, the A. W. Mellon Lectures (sponsored by the Bollingen Foundation), at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The lectures were entitled 'Some Sources of Romanticism', and transcripts were published posthumously as 'The Roots of Romanticism', edited by Henry Hardy (London, 1999: Chatto and Windus; Princeton, 1999: Princeton University Press). A second edition was published by Princeton in 2013, with a new foreword by John Gray and an appendix containing contemporary letters about the lectures.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Some Sources of Romanticism: 5 – Unbridled Romanticism

    Some Sources of Romanticism: 5 – Unbridled Romanticism

    The fifth of Isaiah Berlin's famous 1965 Mellon Lectures In March–April 1965 Isaiah Berlin delivered his most famous series of public lectures, the A. W. Mellon Lectures (sponsored by the Bollingen Foundation), at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The lectures were entitled 'Some Sources of Romanticism', and transcripts were published posthumously as 'The Roots of Romanticism', edited by Henry Hardy (London, 1999: Chatto and Windus; Princeton, 1999: Princeton University Press). A second edition was published by Princeton in 2013, with a new foreword by John Gray and an appendix containing contemporary letters about the lectures.

    • 57 min
    Some Sources of Romanticism: 4 – The Restrained Romantics

    Some Sources of Romanticism: 4 – The Restrained Romantics

    The fourth of Isaiah Berlin's famous 1965 Mellon Lectures In March–April 1965 Isaiah Berlin delivered his most famous series of public lectures, the A. W. Mellon Lectures (sponsored by the Bollingen Foundation), at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The lectures were entitled 'Some Sources of Romanticism', and transcripts were published posthumously as 'The Roots of Romanticism', edited by Henry Hardy (London, 1999: Chatto and Windus; Princeton, 1999: Princeton University Press). A second edition was published by Princeton in 2013, with a new foreword by John Gray and an appendix containing contemporary letters about the lectures.

    • 57 min
    Some Sources of Romanticism: 3 – The True Fathers of Romanticism

    Some Sources of Romanticism: 3 – The True Fathers of Romanticism

    The third of Isaiah Berlin's famous 1965 Mellon Lectures In March–April 1965 Isaiah Berlin delivered his most famous series of public lectures, the A. W. Mellon Lectures (sponsored by the Bollingen Foundation), at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The lectures were entitled 'Some Sources of Romanticism', and transcripts were published posthumously as 'The Roots of Romanticism', edited by Henry Hardy (London, 1999: Chatto and Windus; Princeton, 1999: Princeton University Press). A second edition was published by Princeton in 2013, with a new foreword by John Gray and an appendix containing contemporary letters about the lectures.

    • 53 min
    Some Sources of Romanticism: 2 – The First Attack on Enlightenment

    Some Sources of Romanticism: 2 – The First Attack on Enlightenment

    The second of Isaiah Berlin's famous 1965 Mellon Lectures In March–April 1965 Isaiah Berlin delivered his most famous series of public lectures, the A. W. Mellon Lectures (sponsored by the Bollingen Foundation), at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. The lectures were entitled 'Some Sources of Romanticism', and transcripts were published posthumously as 'The Roots of Romanticism', edited by Henry Hardy (London, 1999: Chatto and Windus; Princeton, 1999: Princeton University Press). A second edition was published by Princeton in 2013, with a new foreword by John Gray and an appendix containing contemporary letters about the lectures.

    • 57 min
    Capturing Genius: Editing Isaiah Berlin

    Capturing Genius: Editing Isaiah Berlin

    Howard Burton talks to Henry Hardy, Fellow of Wolfson and author of ‘In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure’, about being the principal editor of one of the twentieth century’s most captivating public intellectuals This podcast for the Ideas Roadshow discusses some of the joys and frustrations of working with Isaiah Berlin on his texts for the last twenty-three years of Berlin's life.

    • 1 hr 58 min

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