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A series of podcasts to mark the centenary of the birth on 6th June 1909 of Isaiah Berlin, founding President of Wolfson College, Oxford University and regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the 20th century.

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A series of podcasts to mark the centenary of the birth on 6th June 1909 of Isaiah Berlin, founding President of Wolfson College, Oxford University and regarded as one of the leading thinkers of the 20th century.

    Anna Akhmatova reading her poems about Isaiah Berlin in Oxford in 1965

    Anna Akhmatova reading her poems about Isaiah Berlin in Oxford in 1965

    The podcast is in russian. This short recording includes Cinque and a number of other poems inspired by her meetings with Isaiah Berlin. When the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova came to Oxford in June 1965, a year before her death, to be awarded an honorary D.Litt., she gave a reading of her poems. This short recording includes Cinque and a number of other poems inspired by her meetings with Isaiah Berlin in Leningrad in 1945–6.

    • 12 min
    The Origins of Cultural History 1; Two Notions of the History of Culture: the German Versus the French Tradition

    The Origins of Cultural History 1; Two Notions of the History of Culture: the German Versus the French Tradition

    Isaiah Berlin gives the first of his lectures on The Origins of Cultural History on February 19th 1973.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Origins of Cultural History 2; Geisteswissenschaft and the Natural Sciences: Vico versus Descartes

    The Origins of Cultural History 2; Geisteswissenschaft and the Natural Sciences: Vico versus Descartes

    Isaiah Berlin gives the second of his lectures on the origins of cultural history.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Origins of Cultural History 3; The Origins of the Conflict: Political Lawyers, Classical Scholars, Narrative Historians

    The Origins of Cultural History 3; The Origins of the Conflict: Political Lawyers, Classical Scholars, Narrative Historians

    Isaiah Berlin gives the third and final lecture on the origins of cultural history.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Two Enemies of Enlightenment: 2; Joseph de Maistre

    Two Enemies of Enlightenment: 2; Joseph de Maistre

    Isaiah Berlin gives a lecture on Joseph de Maistre on October 27th 1965.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Two Enemies of Enlightenment: 1; J G Hamann

    Two Enemies of Enlightenment: 1; J G Hamann

    Isaiah Berlin gives a lecture on J G Hamann on October 26th 1965.

    • 56 min

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