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RENAISSANCE COLLEGE: CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE IN CONTEXT, C.1450-1650

When Sep 06, 2017 09:40 AM to
Sep 09, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Corpus Christi College, Oxford
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Corpus Christi College, Oxford was founded on humanistic principles in
1517. Its fellows included specially-appointed lecturers in Latin
literature, Greek and Theology and its new trilingual library featured
works in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Throughout the long sixteenth century,
Corpus was a major centre of learning and religion: it played host to
the Spanish humanist, Juan Luis Vives and the German astronomer and
mathematician, Nicholas Kratzer; its fellows included the Catholic
reformer Reginald Pole and the Protestant thinkers John Jewel and
Richard Hooker; it played a prominent part in the production of the King
James Bible. In the College’s 500th anniversary year, we are holding a
conference to discuss the wider context and implications of this
remarkable foundation, exploring the inter-connected worlds of learning
and education, prelacy and public service, charity and communal life,
religion, literature and the arts, in Oxford and beyond, during a two
hundred-year period of Renaissance and Reformation.

The programme includes papers from Susan Brigden, Clive Burgess, Jeremy
Catto, Paul Cavill, Alexandra Gajda, Anthony Grafton, Lucy Kaufman,
Nicholas Hardy, Pamela King, Julian Reid, Richard Rex, Miri Rubin, David
Rundle, Christopher Stray, Joanna Weinberg, Magnus Williamson, and
William Whyte. A round table of Mordechai Feingold, Felicity Heal and
Diarmaid MacCulloch, chaired by Keith Thomas, will bring proceedings to
a close.

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