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Description - Cambridge Orations, 1993-2007 by Anthony Bowen

While Orator of the University of Cambridge, Anthony Bowen delivered one hundred and twenty-five Latin speeches at the Senate House in praise of a variety of distinguished people on the occasion of their receiving Honorary Degrees. Fifty-two are presented here, with facing translations. The fifty-first Orator in an unbroken sequence going back to 1521, Mr Bowen's speeches adapt themselves admirably to the challenge of speaking even of modern phenomena in the language and cadences as far as possible derived from antiquity; although words such as transistor (gen. transistoris, m.) may occasionally need to be invented. The subjects of the speeches include Nelson Mandela, Rowan Williams, Betty Boothroyd, Cleo Laine, Kiri Te Kanawa, Anthony Gormley, and a host of others including many distinguished international scientists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521737623
ISBN-10: 0521737621
Format: Paperback
(264mm x 196mm x 7mm)
Pages: 114
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anthony Bowen

Anthony Bowen is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and was the Public Orator of the University of Cambridge from 1993 to 2007.

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