British Scholars to Speak at Beall-Russell Lectures Oct. 11-12

Oct. 5, 1999

Two acclaimed British scholars, the husband-and-wife team of Dr. David N. Cannadine and Dr. Linda J. Colley, will headline the annual Beall-Russell Humanities Festival Oct. 11-12 at Baylor University.

Cannadine, director of the Institute of Historical Research and professor of history at the University of London, will speak on "The Palace of Westminster as the Palace of Varieties," Monday, Oct. 11, while Colley, professor of history at the prestigious London School of Economics, will focus on "Britain and Europe: Past and Future" during her lecture Tuesday, Oct. 12. Both lectures will begin at 4 p.m. in the Jones Theater at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

A graduate of Cambridge, Oxford and Princeton universities, Cannadine has been a Fellow of St. John's College at Cambridge as well as a Visiting Scholar; a Visiting Professor at Birdbeck College at the University of London; a Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University; and from 1992-1998, the Moore Collegiate Professor of History at Columbia University .

He is the author, co-author and editor of numerous books including Lords and Landlords: The Aristocracy of the Towns, 1774; Patricians, Power and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Towns; and The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy, which won him the Lionel Trilling Prize. He also regularly appears on television and radio in the United Kingdom.

Colley received her bachelor's degree from Bristol University and her master's degree and doctorate from Cambridge University. She was a Eugenie Strong Research Fellow at Girton College, Newnham College and Christ's College, Cambridge. In 1982, she became an assistant

professor at Yale University, and in 1992 was named Yale's Richard M. Colgate Professor of History, where she served until 1998.

Colley's publications include In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-60; Crown Pictorial: Art and the British Monarchy; and Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, for which she won the Wolfson Prize. She also has written numerous articles and reviews for American and United Kingdom journals.

The Beall-Russell lectureship program annually brings leading figures in humanities to the Baylor campus. It was endowed in 1982 by Mrs. Virginia Beall Ball of Muncie, Ind., to honor her mother, DeLouise McClelland Beall, and Lily Russell, former dean of women at Baylor.

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