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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2017

This year's Annual General Meeting

will take place on

Friday, 17 November 2017

in the

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

(21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT)

at

2:45pm, followed by the Annual Lecture at 5pm.

The 2017 AGM will take place in the Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, in a nod to the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616, but taking this as a prompt to look at Neo-Latin plays of the same period in the Annual Lecture.

We are pleased that this year once again we are able to welcome all who would like to attend the AGM and / or Annual Lecture without having to ask for a donation towards the cost of the venue. This year’s venue, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, does, however, entail some limitations upon catering. So, on this occasion we are unable to offer a complimentary tea or drinks reception in situ; instead we encourage all who attend to make use of the Globe Theatre’s two cafés before and after the AGM (they close at 6.00 pm). Anyone who wishes to do so is very welcome to join committee members and the speakers for dinner at a local restaurant (on a self-paying basis) after the Annual Lecture (see programme).

If you would like to attend the AGM and / or the Annual Lecture, please register here:

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/snls/news/agm/registration2017


Annual General Meeting 2016


This year's Annual General Meeting

will take place on

Friday, 18 November 2016

in the

Museum of London, Clore Learning Centre

(Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN)

at

3pm, followed by the Annual Lecture at 5pm.

The 2016 AGM will take place at the Museum of London, to celebrate the anniversary of the Fire of London in 1666. Members will have the chance to visit the Museum’s exhibition ‘Fire! Fire!’ before the AGM, and the Annual Lecture will address this topic

5.00–6.30 pm Annual Lecture and Q&A
Dr Victoria Moul (King’s College London): ‘Latin Poetry and the Fire of London’


This lecture will look at the Latin poetic response to the events of 1666, including the Fire of London, and will place these poems in the context of British Latin poetry of the period, as well as offering an overview of the relationship between Latin and English poetry in the literary culture of the mid-late 17th century.

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We are pleased that this year we are able to welcome all who would like to attend to the AGM and / or Annual Lecture without having to ask for a donation towards the cost of the venue. This year’s venue, the Museum of London, does, however, entail some limitations upon catering. So, on this occasion we are unable to offer a formal tea or drinks reception in situ; instead we encourage all who attend to make use of the museum’s two cafes before and after the AGM (they close at 5.30 pm). Anyone who wishes to do so is very welcome to join committee members and the speaker for dinner at a local restaurant after the Annual Lecture (see below).

Please note that the Museum closes at 6pm, and there will be no entry to the building after 5.30pm. There will, however, be a Host, to make sure that we all get out okay!

If you would like to attend the AGM and / or the Annual Lecture, please register here, so that we have an idea of numbers.

You can find the full programme and the Agenda and Minutes (restricted) here.


Annual General Meeting 2015


The Annual General Meeting this year will take place

at the

Inns of Court on 27 November 2015, 3 p.m.

(Sherrard Room, 3rd floor of the Ashley Building)


The Annual Lecture will be given by Hugh Adlington (Birmingham), entitled

John Donne’s Latin Books: 'Per Rachel ho seruito & non per Lea'

which will include a look at some material in the Middle Temple Library (4.30-6.30pm).


This lecture explores the kinds of Latin books owned by poet and preacher John Donne (1572-1631) and the uses he made of them in his writing. The Italian motto that Donne inscribed in his books – from Petrarch, derived from Genesis 29: 25 – is thought to refer to the medieval symbolism whereby Rachel represented the contemplative life and Leah the active. But how tenable is this distinction when considering Donne’s diverse use of his Latin books across the full range of his activities, as satirist, love poet, lawyer, polemicist, diplomat, churchman and judge at law? And what can the surviving physical, literary and biographical evidence tell us about the influence of Donne’s study of Latin books on his thought and writing?

To accompany the lecture, the Middle Temple Library has kindly agreed to display a selection of Latin books from Donne’s collection.


The winner of the SNLS Early/Career Essay prize will also be announced at the meeting.


The meeting will be preceded by a special lunchtime session of the Neo-Latin reading group, organised by Victoria Moul.


Full Programme

Meeting Agenda (Restricted)


Information on the venue:

The Sherrard Room is located on the 3rd floor of the Ashley Building, Middle Temple Lane, EC4Y 9BT.


The closest station is Temple, with Blackfriars, Chancery Lane, Holborn and Charing Cross nearby.

There is a lift for those with limited mobility.


Please register for the event here. The deadline for registration is 21 November, 2015.