Friends of the Bodleian lecture 2 Nov: Norman Angell’s ‘The Great Illusion’ by Prof Martin Ceadel


Professor Martin Ceadel
Fellow, Tutor and Professor of Politics,
New College, Oxford

Norman Angell’s ‘The Great Illusion’: The Centenary of a Flawed Classic
In November 1910 Norman Angell published The Great Illusion, which argued that a modern great power could not gain from aggression.  Yet, though it launched Angell on a fifty-year career as a world-famous pundit who eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize, the book was deeply flawed in ways that have not previously been noticed. Martin Ceadel’s recently-published biography also uncovers several of Angell’s personal secrets.

Tuesday 2 November 2010 at 1pm
Convocation House, Bodleian Library, Oxford

Admission to lecture free.  All welcome.

Wine and sandwiches will be served in Chancellor’s Court after the lecture at a cost of £7 per person, for which bookings should be made and paid for in advance with the Administrator.

RSVP: The Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG. Tel:  01865 277234, email:

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