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The Voltaire Foundation is a world leader for eighteenth-century scholarship, publishing the definitive edition of the Complete Works of Voltaire (Œuvres complètes de Voltaire), as well as Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (previously SVEC), the foremost series devoted to Enlightenment studies, and the correspondences of several key French thinkers.
||CleanAdam Smith, Poverty and Famine||A highly critical account of Adam Smith's views on famine, which fail to recognize that you can have starvation in the midst of plenty.||2 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lure of Paris: The Republic of Letters and Eighteenth-Century Speed-Dating||Final talk of the Besterman Enlightenment Workshop 2017, Laurence Brockliss explains the popularity of Paris as a place to visit in the 18th century and explores the opportunities for and obstacles to making contacts in the European Republic of Letters.||22 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting the Enlightenment: Reflections on Work in Progress||Professor Ritchie Robertson FBA, Taylor Professor of German at the University of Oxford, will speak on ‘Writing the Enlightenment: Reflections on Work in Progress’.||18 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe French Revolutionary Terror: Proto-Totalitarian or Public Sphere?||Professor Colin Jones CBE (Queen Mary University of London) delivers the annual Besterman Lecture for the Voltaire Foundation at Wolfson College, Oxford||20 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘True Enlightenment can be both achieved and beneficial.’ The German Enlightenment and its Interpretation||Professor Joachim Whaley, Professor of German History and Thought, Cambridge, gives the 2014 Besterman Lecture, hosted by The Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment and the TORCH Enlightenment Programme.||20 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRousseau's copy of La Lettre à d'Alembert||Short podcast looking at Enlightenment philosopher Rousseau's copy of La Lettre à d'Alembert, housed in the Bodleian Library.||23 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRousseau: Archive et Invention.||Professor Nathalie Ferrand (École Normale Supérieure Paris) gives the 2012 Besterman Lecture for the Voltaire Foundation. This lecture is in French.||23 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|