Conference Programme

Please click here to download the conference programme: Queen Anne Is Dead!


A conference to commemorate the tercentenary of the death of Queen Anne


9.30-10.00 a.m.           Registration, coffee and welcome

10.00-11.00 a.m.         Keynote lecture – James Winn (Boston University):

‘“Like her Britannia’s Self”: Style and Substance in the Life of Queen Anne’

11.00-12.00 noon        Frances Harris (Sheffield University):

‘“A Rare Example of Uninterrupted Friendship”:the Marlborough-Godolphin Partnership and the Age of Anne


12.00-1.00 p.m.            Lunch


1.00-1.15 p.m.                ‘Queen Anne Comes to the Stage’ – a short presentation by Kate Glover (Writer) and Kenneth    Michaels (Director) of the new play, Queen Anne, now playing at The Barons Court Theatre

1.15-2.30 p.m.               The Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707

Allan Macinnes (Strathclyde University): ‘The Union of 1707 reconsidered’

Daniel Szechi (Manchester University): ‘The State of the Union at the death of Queen Anne’

2.30-3.00 p.m.             David Hayton (Queen’s University, Belfast):

‘A “glorious and immortal memory”?  The image of Queen Anne in Ireland’

3.00-3.30 p.m.             Tea

3.30-4.30 p.m.             Robert Bucholz (Loyola University, Chicago):

‘“The Stomach of a Queen”:  Body Image, Gender and Anne’s Posthumous Historical Reputation’

4.30-5.00 p.m.             Bill Speck (University of Leeds):

‘The Age of Anne’

5.00-5.30 p.m.             Alan Downie (Goldsmiths, University of London):

‘“The Augustan Age of England?” Literature and Culture in the Reign of Queen Anne’

5.30-6.30 p.m.                     Closing remarks and wine reception

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