A Word or Two About Evelyn Waugh (Public Lecture, 19th March)

450px-EvelynwaughA public lecture will afford a unique perspective on the life of one of Britain’s most respected novelists. Alexander Waugh will talk about his grandfather, Evelyn Waugh, on 19th March at 19:00, in Elvet Riverside 201.

Alexander Waugh is the grandson of Evelyn Waugh and the son of columnist Auberon Waugh. He has written several books on music (he was formerly Chief Opera Critic at the Evening Standard) and critically acclaimed books on a broad range of subjects including Time (1999) and God (2002).

Alexander’s 2005 work Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family (2004), examined five generations of the WaughsIn this, he explored the astonishing literary dynasty, which included Arthur Waugh, who won the Newdigate Prize for poetry at Oxford in 1888, Evelyn Waugh, the prolific novelist and journalist best known for his 1945 book Brideshead Revisited, and Auberon Waugh, the newspaper columnist. 

In the lecture he will focus especially on his grandfather, Evelyn. Alexander is currently General Editor of a 42-volume scholarly edition of The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh.

The free lecture takes place on 19th March at 19.00, in Elvet Riverside 201. All are warmly welcome.

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