Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The B Club - the early years

I've made a modest start on archiving the minutes of the B Club.  You can find the minutes for the years before the Second World War here.  I'll add to them as and when I get the time.

There are also plans to produce a database of papers, speakers and the like.  It would be, if nothing else, an interesting record of part of the history of ancient philosophical scholarship since the 1930s.

Some highlights:

The 44th meeting, in 1937, usefully notes that they had to wait to start because their guest had to go home to get his specs.

The 57th meeting, in 1938, recalls Skemp's discussion of Dies' interpretation of Plato's nuptial number which 'was illustrated on the blackboard'.

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