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Cambridge Orations 1982-1993 : A Selection - James Diggle

Cambridge Orations 1982-1993

A Selection

Paperback Published: 16th May 1994
ISBN: 9780521466189
Number Of Pages: 128

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James Diggle was the official Orator of the University of Cambridge from 1982 to 1993. This book presents a selection of fifty of the Latin speeches which he delivered during those years in praise of a variety of distinguished people on the occasion of their receiving Honorary Degrees. The graduands range from writers (Borges, Gordimer, Ted Hughes, Iris Murdoch) to scientists (Stephen Hawking, James Watson) to musicians (Janet Baker, Jessye Norman) to sculptors (Anthony Caro, Elisabeth Frink) to actors (Alec Guinness) and royalty (the King of Spain), to philosophers (Jacques Derrida) and many others. The speeches themselves, models of wit and verbal dexterity, demonstrating the adaptability of Latin to the expression of modern ideas, are accompanied by English versions of complementary skill. The volume opens with an essay on the history and nature of the office of Orator in Cambridge.

Sir Michael Francis Atiyah
David Frederick Attenborough
Jorge Luis Borges
Sir Ronald Syme
Dame Janet Abbott Baker
Hans Kung
Kenneth Joseph Arrow
Anthony Alfred Caro
George Albert Clarke
Dame Cicely Saunders
Walter Heinrich Munk
Edward James Hughes
Gregory Vlastos
Mary Douglas Leakey
William Owen Chadwick
Witold Lutoslawski
Donald Oliver Baron Soper
Dame Alice Rosemary Murray
Alfred Alistair Cooke
Dame Elisabeth Frink
His Majesty Don Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
Flora Eileen McLeod Carey
Sue Baroness Ryder of Warsaw
Stephen William Hawking
Jessye Norman
Andrew Ronald Blackwood
Alfred Harry King
Helen Suzman
Sir Charles William Oatley
Francis Leonard Baron Tombs of Brailes
Georges Michel Claude Duby
Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
Sir Lionel Alexander Bethune (Alastair) Pilkington
Mary Robinson
Paul Erdos
Sir Alec Guinness
Stefan Heym
Sir John Leslie Martin
Sir Geoffrey Rudolph Elton
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
Sir Godfrey Newbold Hounsfield
Jacques Derrida
Nadine Gordimer
Sir Robert Yewdall Jennings
David Kwok Po Li
George Baron Porter of Luddenham
Dame Margaret Elizabeth Harvey Turner-Warwick
James Dewey Watson
Maurice Vincent Wilkes
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch.
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ISBN: 9780521466189
ISBN-10: 0521466180
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 16th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.1 x 18.9  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.35