[Milton-L] Milton 400th Anniversary

Gavin Alexander gra1000 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Dec 17 07:20:33 EST 2007

Milton 400th Anniversary
Events in Cambridge, UK

A list of events follows, which I hope members will find of interest. 
Further information is available at http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/milton400.

Gavin Alexander

MILTON 400TH ANNIVERSARY A year of events celebrating the 400th anniversary 
of the birth of John Milton (1608-74).

The Lady Margaret Lectures 2008

Wednesday 30 January 2008
Quentin Skinner - John Milton as a Theorist of Liberty

Wednesday 27 February 2008
Colin Burrow - Milton's Singularity

Wednesday 7 May 2008
Sharon Achinstein - Milton: Poetry vs. Prose

Wednesday 29 October 2008
Geoffrey Hill -  Milton as Muse

Wednesday 26 November 2008
Christopher Ricks - Milton and 'the best criticism of any work'

All lectures are at 5.15 pm in Room 3, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, 8 Mill 
Lane, Cambridge. Admission free. All are welcome.

EXHIBITIONS Living at this Hour: John Milton 1608-2008 University Library 
Exhibition Centre, West Road, Cambridge 15 January to 12 July 2008 This 
exhibition explores Milton's influence in his own lifetime and beyond. 
Treasures on display include documents from the University Archives 
recording Milton's time as a student at the University; rare early editions 
of Milton's works; and the extraordinary autograph Milton manuscript from 
Trinity College. Further details: 
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/exhibitions/Milton/. Admission free.

Milton in the Old Library 17 January to 18 December 2008, The Old Library, 
Christ's College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge An exhibition based around 
the College's extensive collection of Milton materials. Open to the public 
every Thursday, 2-4.45 pm, and for group visits at other times by 
appointment (library at christs.cam.ac.uk/01223 334950/334905). Admission 

PERFORMANCES Comus Christ's College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge, in the 
Fellows' Garden on 19, 20, 21 June, and in Hall on 22, 24 June 2008 
Milton's masque performed together with an anti-masque newly written by 
John Kinsella and commissioned for the Milton 400th Anniversary. 
Performances at 8.30 pm (provisional). Performed by Christ's College 
Amateur Dramatic Society in conjunction with Cambridge University Marlowe 

Paradise Lost Thursday 23 October 2008, The Drama Studio, Faculty of 
English, 9 West Road, Cambridge A reading of Milton's poem Paradise Lost, 
starting at 9 am, with live relay online. Admission free. Drop in and out 
at any point. Performance ends at around 8 pm, with drinks.

Milton at Christ's Saturday 6 December 2008, 8 pm, The Hall, Christ's 
College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge A concert of music of Milton's time 
and readings of his poetry and prose. Readings by Sam West*. Music 
performed by Fretwork, David Rowland, and the Choir of Christ's College.

Handel - L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed Il Moderato Sunday 7 December 2008, 6 
pm, Trinity College Chapel, Trinity Street, Cambridge The Essex Baroque 
Orchestra conducted by Peter Holman in a performance of Handel's oratorio 
based on Milton's poems. Tickets and further information: 

EDUCATION Darkness Visible A web resource for school and university 
students studying Milton's Paradise Lost: 

Further Information and Ticket Enquiries
w:  http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/milton400
e:  milton400 at christs.cam.ac.uk
t:  01223 334937

* subject to availability

Dr Gavin Alexander
University Lecturer, Faculty of English
Fellow Librarian and Lecturer in English, Christ's College

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