Tuesday, 9 June 2009, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

John Colet and Sir Thomas More - Part One

Professor Tim Connell, Professor Allan Chapman

In 1509 John Colet and Thomas More joined the Mercers' Company. This Symposium looks at these two key Tudor figures from an academic, political and religious perspective and place them in the context of their time.

This half-day event examined a range of topics including the birth of the Renaissance, early humanist theology and the linking of Colet and More to Sir Thomas Gresham's values.

This part of the symposium inlcudes the following talks:

Dean John Colet & Sir Thomas More by Professor Tim Connell

The Philosphers, The Archbishop, and he Sultan: The Historical Circumstances that made the world of Colet and More by Dr Allan Chapman

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An honorary life fellow of Gresham College, Professor Tim Connell is an Emeritus Foundation professor from City University, where he sat on Senate for many years. He is a graduate of Oxford, Liverpool and London universities, and has studied in Spain and Mexico. He also holds the degree of Doctor of Letters from City, University of London.

His particular interest is in the field of professional training for translators and interpreters, where he works closely with the Chartered Institute of Linguists, of which he is a Fellow and a Vice-President, and is a regular contributor to the professional journal The Linguist. He is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Languages Group, which he addresses with some regularity.

International education is another area of key concern. Tim is deputy chair of the international course board for ESCP Europe, (the French grande école based in Paris) which also covers London, Berlin, Madrid and Turin. He has had professional links with Latin America for many years, which has provided ample material for his classes on cultural communication and awareness.

He writes and broadcasts regularly on a wide range of themes relating to London, languages in the modern world and diverse cultural topics. He sits on an editorial board for Cambridge Scholars Publishing and has dealings with various publishers. In the past three years he has published chapters on livery companies in the City of London, languages and Brexit and was the lead writer for Get Smart About Scandals, a report on past lessons for future finance. He is now writing a history of Canning House, with which he has had an association for nearly forty years.

Tim has developed particular links in the Square Mile as a Freeman of the City of London and sits on the Court of the Stationers' Company where he is currently developing a policy on public access as part of the new Hall charity.

As a Fellow of Gresham College he sits on the Academic Board and has organised cycles of lectures in the Mondays at One series for 24 years, looking at topics of mainly current interest and speaks on a variety of subjects himself.  He has devised half-day symposia on a wide range of themes with an invited panel of experts and is currently looking at the development of webinars. Since 2006 he has been Chairman of the Gresham Society, which supports Gresham College.

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Allan Chapman is a British historian of science. Chapman has been based at Oxford University for most of his career, as a member of the Faculty of History, based at Wadham College. He is an accomplished lecturer and public speaker (including as visiting professor at Gresham College in London). In January 1994, he delivered the Royal Society history of science Wilkins Lecture, on the subject of Edmund Halley.

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9 June 2009

John Colet and Sir Thomas More - Part One
Professor Tim Connell
Professor Allan Chapman

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