The Lyell Lectures 2021


The Lyell Lectures 2021

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The Genesis, Life, and Afterlife of the Gutenberg Bible

Part of the Lyell Lectures

  11, 13, 15, 18 and 20 October 2021

 Weston Library

 Free admission

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For information about online viewing please see Booking information below



Paul Needham (Princeton)

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Registration is essential for the lectures in this series which you plan to attend in person at the Lecture Theatre, Weston Library. 

Registrations are open for seats on each of the lecture dates. You must be registered for each lecture which you plan to attend in person.


An alternative way to see the Lyell Lectures 2021 is online via livestream. This does not require registration. 

The livestream of these lectures, all at 5pm British Summer Time, will be made available from this webpage closer to the date. Please make a note in your calendar as a reminder that the livestream will begin at 5pm BST on each lecture date. (Check the corresponding local time in your area.)

The Lyell Lectures 2021 series

Lecture 1: The Christian Latin Bible from its origins to the 13th-century Paris Bible

  11 October 2021, 5pm (BST)

Lecture 2: Latin Bible-writing in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; the Gutenberg Bible workshop

  13 October 2021, 5pm (BST)

Lecture 3: The Texts of the Gutenberg Bible; the case of 4 Ezra

  15 October 2021, 5pm (BST)

Lecture 4: Fifteenth-century Latin Bible printing and distribution

  18 October 2021, 5pm (BST)

Lecture 5: The serpentine text of the Gutenberg Bible

  20 October 2021, 5pm (BST)