The Annual Lectures

2019 David D'Avray
The 2019 MÆ AGM and Lecture - David d'Avray (UCL), 'How to explain the Medieval Papacy'
University of Birmingham - Saturday 27 April, 2019
2018 Janet Nelson
MÆ Annual Lecture, Meeting and Colloquium - Medieval Life Writing - in Celebration of the Lecture's 60th Anniversary
Harris Manchester College, Oxford - Friday 29 June, 2018
2017 Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Literary Networks of the Vicars Choral and the Clerical Proletariat in Late Medieval York
Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham - Saturday 06 May, 2017
2016 Liz Herbert McAvoy
Gerald's Hard Country: Representations of Landscape and Enclosure in the Itinerarium Kambriae
Cardiff University - Saturday 16 April, 2016
2015 Andy Orchard
Mightier than the Sword? Grasping the Point of the Anglo-Saxon Riddle Tradition
Bancroft Building, Queen Mary, University of London - Saturday 09 May, 2015
2014 Robert Bartlett
Gervase of Tilbury and International Courtly Culture
University of Lincoln - Saturday 03 May, 2014
2013 Nigel Palmer
Gospel Meditations in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Europe: Three Voices from the Upper Rhine
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol - Saturday 18 May, 2013
2012 Helen Cooper
The Ends of Story-telling
University of Durham - Saturday 19 May, 2012
2011 Sarah Medlam
Estate and Precedence: The Form and Function of Beds in Medieval Households
Lincoln College, Oxford - Tuesday 12 April, 2011
2010 M. Michèle Mulchahey
How the Dominican Order Dealt with Error within its Own Ranks: Unsanctioned Publication and the Censure of Durand of St-Pourçain
Lincoln College, Oxford - Friday 16 April, 2010
2009 Alixe Bovey
Ludic Margins: the Gravity of Play in Gothic Manuscripts
Lincoln College, Oxford - Friday 03 April, 2009
2008 Miri Rubin
Mary of the Europeans: Emotion and Devotion
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 08 March, 2008
2007 Alan Deyermond
'These things are figures of the true': Uses of Biblical Typology in Medieval Spanish Literature
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 10 March, 2007
2006 Éamonn Ó Carragáin
'The Dream of the Rood' and Eighth-Century Northumbria
Mansfield College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 2006
2005 Sarah Kay
The Place of Thought in Late Medieval Didactic Literature: The Case of Christine de Pizan
Mansfield College, Oxford - Saturday 05 March, 2005
2004 Anne Hudson
Robustissimus Antichristi Achilles: Thomas Netter, Wyclif and the Lollards
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 28 February, 2004
2003 Mary Carruthers
Learning to Read the Hard Way (Peter of Celle: "On Afflication and Reading")
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 22 February, 2003
2002 Margaret Bent
The Musical Stanzas in Martin le Franc's Le champion des dames
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 02 March, 2002
2001 Maurice Keen
Medieval History: Angevin England through Medieval Eyes
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 24 February, 2001
2000 Peter Dronke
Imagery of Dance in Early Medieval Europe
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 04 March, 2000
1999 Reinhard Strohm
Late Medieval Song
University College, Oxford - Saturday 06 March, 1999
1998 Ian Michael
Private Book-Collecting in Spain from St Isidore (570-636) to the Marquis of Santillana (1398-1458)
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 28 February, 1998
1997 David Rees
Language and National Identity in the British Isles 1100-1400
University College, Oxford - Saturday 22 February, 1997
1996 Michael Lapidge
Byrhtferth and his Books
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 24 February, 1996
1995 Dennis Green
On Recognising and Failing to Recognise Signals to Irony and Fiction in Court Literature
Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 25 February, 1995
1994 Linda M. Paterson
Editing Medieval Lyric Poetry: Marcabru's D'aisso lau Dieu
St. John's College, Oxford - Saturday 26 February, 1994
1993 C. David Benson
Images and Audience: Piers Plowman and Wallpainting
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 06 March, 1993
1992 Patrick Boyde
Blossoming Garden & Circling Melody: a reading of Paradiso XXIII
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Wednesday 19 February, 1992
1991 Alexander Murray
Excommunication and Conscience in the Middle Ages
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 16 February, 1991
1990 Jill Mann
The Owl and the Nightingale
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 24 February, 1990
1989 Alan Deyermond
The Individual Voice in Medieval Spanish Prose
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1989
1988 Tony Hunt
Anglo-Norman Medicine
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 05 March, 1988
1987 Stephen White
Justice and Judgement at the Court of King Arthur: The Trial of Guinevere
St. Hilda's College, Oxford - Saturday 14 March, 1987
1986 Alastair Minnis
Towards a History of Medieval Theory and Criticism
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1986
1985 G.R. Evans
Literal and Metaphorical in the Bible
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 09 March, 1985
1984 Damasus Trapp
Thomas More and the Visual Arts
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 03 March, 1984
1983 Leslie Seiffert
God's Amnesty: Hartmann's Gregorius and the Vie du Pape Saint Gregoire
Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford - Saturday 05 March, 1983
1982 Peter Dronke
The Writings of Marguerite Porete
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1982
1981 Douglas Gray
Tribute to Professor Jack Bennett
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - Saturday 14 March, 1981
1980 Henry Mayr-Harting
The Bamberg MSS of c.1000AD and the God of the World
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1980
1979 Dominica Legge
William Marshall and Arthur of Britanny: A Detective Story
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 17 March, 1979
1978 Janet Coleman
Fourteenth-century Theology. Piers Plowman and some Radical Franciscans
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1978
1977 R.W.V. Elliott
By Hylle and by Vale in the Gawain Country
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 12 March, 1977
1976 Robert B. Patterson
The Countesses of Gloucester and the status of women in Norman and Angevin England
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1976
1975 Giles Constable
Petrarch and Monasticism
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1975
1974 T.B.W. Reid
The Right to Emend
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 16 March, 1974
1973 Colin Hardie
Allegory in the Divina Commedia: the Epistle to Cangrande
St. Peter's College, Oxford - Saturday 17 March, 1973
1972 F.P. Pickering
Medieval Patterns of History
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1972
1971 David Luscombe
The pseudo-Denys in the West
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1971
1970 K. Ugawa
Peasant Holding and Inheritance Custom in Medieval England: A Comparative Study
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 14 March, 1970
1969 Beatrice White
Medieval English Literature: Heads and Tales
Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 15 March, 1969
1968 Rachel Bromwich
Dafydd ap Gwilym: a Welsh Contemporary of Chaucer
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 16 March, 1968
1967 J.E. Cross
The Conception of the old English Phoenix
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 18 March, 1967
1966 E. Talbot Donaldson
Approaches to Chaucer
Balliol College, Oxford - Saturday 19 March, 1966
1965 J.J.G. Alexander
Anglo-Saxon Illumination and the Continent in the 11th Century
Taylorian Institute, Oxford - Saturday 13 March, 1965
1964 Marie Thérèse d'Alverny
Dante and Wisdom
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 21 March, 1964
1963 E.F. Jacob
A Mediaeval Bishop of Norwich: Dr Thomas Brouns
Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 16 March, 1963
1962 James J. Murphy
Rhetoric in Fourteenth Century Oxford
New Room, Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 17 March, 1962
1961 Alfred Ewert
The Twelfth Century Renaissance in French Literature
New Room, Magdalen College, Oxford - Saturday 11 March, 1961
1960 K.B. McFarlane
The Lollard Knights
New Common Room, Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 12 March, 1960
1959 Eugène Vinaver
Tradition and Design in Twelfth-century French Romance
Upper Bursary, Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 07 March, 1959
1958 Nora Chadwick
The Earliest Records of the British Heroic Age
Upper Bursary, Merton College, Oxford - Saturday 08 March, 1958