Keynote speakers

The Penguin Archive Project is delighted to announce four keynote speeches from considerably distinguished speakers:

Professor David CannadineProfessor David Cannadine

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of Contemporary British History (until 2008), Director of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London (1978-2003), Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research and Chair of its Appeal, Honorary Professor of the University of London, Distinguished Fellow of the School of Advanced Study, and Fellow of the British Academy.

Professor Simon EliotProfessor Simon Eliot

Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies, University of London, Deputy Director of the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, and Director of the London Rare Books School, Visiting Professor of Book History at the Open University and Reading University, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, General Editor of the new multi-volume History of Oxford University Press.

Professor Kim ReynoldsProfessor Kim Reynolds

Professor of Children’s Literature, University of Newcastle, immediate past president of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature, and elected member of the International Committee of the Children's Literature Association.

Professor Christopher RicksProfessor Christopher Ricks

William M. And Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute, Boston University, a recent President of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award for significant contributions to the humanities, Fellow of the British Academy, Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (2004-2009).