Conference Speakers 1994 – 2004

Inaugural Meeting, Oxford, 16 July 1994

Professor R K Webb, Emeritus Professor of History, (University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA).
‘Forty years on: Reflections on Writing about Harriet Martineau’.

Rev. R T Charles (Bexhill-on-Sea):
‘The Ecumenical Vision of James Martineau’.

Dr D L Wykes (Leicester University, Dept. of History):
‘James Martineau – student at Manchester College, York’.

Miss C L Penney (Archivist of Birmingham University):
‘The Harriet Martineau collection in the University of Birmingham’.

Rev. A J Cross (Oxford):
‘Moving Martineau off the Miracles – the role played by Joseph Blanco White’.

Dr Susan Hoecker-Drysdale (Concordia University, Montreal):
‘Harriet Martineau and the Rise of Sociology’.

First Annual General Meeting, Oxford, 15 July 1995.

Prof. Elisabeth Arbuckle, (University, San Juan, Puerto Rico):
‘Martineau material at the University of California’.

Prof. Joan Rees, (Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Birmingham):
‘Harriet Martineau in Egypt’.

Rev. Reginald Charles, (Bexhill-on-Sea):
‘The Christian Spirituality of James Martineau’.

Rev. Tony Cross, (Former Principal, Manchester College, Oxford):
‘James Martineau with the Pope on The Lord’s side’.

Rev. Dr Ralph Waller, (Principal, Manchester College, Oxford):
’Manchester College – James Martineau’s view’

President’s address
Prof R K Webb,(Washington).
‘English Unitarians & Religious Liberty : A Family Crisis 1860-66‘, with a postscript on Harriet.

Second Annual General Meeting, Oxford, 27 July 1996.

Keynote Address – Revd Dr Ralph Waller, Principal, Harris Manchester College.

Prof. Elisabeth Arbuckle, (University, San Juan, Puerto Rico):
‘The Huguenot Heritage: Gaston Martineau’.

Rev. Reginald Charles, (Bexhill-on-Sea):
‘The Theology of James Martineau’.

Rev. Tony Cross, (Former Principal, Manchester College, Oxford):
‘From Friar to Free Christian – Martineau’s Hand in Suffield’s “Apostacy” ‘.

Barbara Todd, (Ambleside, Cumbria):
‘Harriet Martineau : Builder, Gardener and Home-maker’

Third Annual General Meeting, Oxford, 12 July 1997.

Prof. Elisabeth Arbuckle, (University, San Juan, Puerto Rico):
‘A Death in the Family, Tom Martineau, 1795 – 1824’.

Rev. Tony Cross, (Former Principal, Manchester College, Oxford):
‘“Kindling natural devotion” – James Martineau as Hymnodist’.

Sophia Hankinson, (Chairman, Kings Lynn):
‘Trails, past and future’

President’s remarks – Professor R K Webb
‘Some Reflections’.

Fourth Annual General Meeting, Durham, 12 September 1998.

President’s Address, The Revd. Dr. Frank Schulman .

Rev. Ann Peart, (Brookfield Church, Gorton, Cheshire):
‘The other Helen Martineau’

Prof. Elisabeth Arbuckle, (University, San Juan, Puerto Rico):
‘Harriet Martineau Escapes to America’.

Sophia Hankinson, (Chairman, Kings Lynn):
‘Sidelights on a Surgeon – the young PMM’

Swedenborg Hall, Bloomsbury, London, Friday, 10 September, 1999

Prof Elisabeth Arbuckle:
‘The Aims of the Martineau Society’.

Prof Ken Fielding.
‘Likenesses in Unlikenesses: Charles Dickens and Harriet Martineau’.

Fifth Annual General Meeting, London, 11 September 1999.
Dr Williams’s Library, Gordon Square

President’s Address, Rev. Dr. Frank Schulman .

Tony Cross, (Former Principal, Manchester College, Oxford):
‘”Damning Sin She Has No Mind to”: Miss Martineau and William Taylor’s Reputation’.

Sophia Hankinson, (Former Chairman, Kings Lynn):
‘PMM, Bracondale, and Humphrey Repton’

Deborah Logan, (Western Kentucky University, USA):
‘Harriet Martineau and America’s Reign of Terror’

Anka Ryall, (University, Tromso, Norway):
‘Harriet Martineau and the Medical Profession’

James Martineau Centenary Conference, Oxford, 15 – 18 August 2000

Prof. R. K. Webb (Professor Emeritus, Maryland),
‘Martineau and Newman’.

Rev. Dr Ralph Waller (Principal, Harris Manchester College),
‘James Martineau, the critical mind and the will to believe’.

Dr Nicholas Shrimpton (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford),
‘Harriet Martineau and the Victorians’.

Alan Ruston (Unitarian historian),
‘Locked in Combat: James Martineau and the Unitarian Association’.

Dr Carol Keller (San Antonio College),
‘Harriet Martineau and James Martineau: Pundit and Pulpit, Teaching the Victorians’.

Prof Elisabeth Arbuckle (San Juan Univ),
‘Harriet Martineau and the American Civil War’.

Barbara Todd (The Knoll, Ambleside),
‘Harriet Martineau, gardener and farmer’.

Dr Deborah Logan (West Kentucky Univ),
‘Not Fine Ladies, but Strong-hearted Englishwomen: Harriet Martineau’s Feminism’.

Rev. Andrew Brown (Cambridge),
‘The Development of Martineau’s Religious Thought and its Influence on Unitarianism as reflected in his three Hymn Books’.

Rev. Dr Frank Schulman (President of the Martineau Society),
‘Martineau and ministry’.

Dr Valerie Sanders (University of Sunderland)
‘Harriet & James Martineau, brother & sister’.

Prof Anka Ryall (University of Tromso, Norway),
‘Harriet Martineau’s Poetics of the Sickroom’.

Dr Jeremy Goring (Lewes),
‘Martineau, Maurice and Newman: a “trinity of spiritual powers”‘.

Prof Ken Fielding (Professor Emeritus, Edinburgh),
‘James, Harriet, and the Unitarians, and Thomas and Jane Carlyle’.

Rev. Ann Peart
‘Struggles with feelings – rational religion and emotion in the letters of Helen Martineau (née Bourn)’.

Dr David Wykes (Dr Williams’s Trust),
‘James Martineau and London’.

Seventh Annual Meeting. University of East Anglia, Norwich, 2 – 4 August 2001

Barbara Todd, Chairperson
Introductory Address –

Valerie Sanders
‘Harriet and James as autobiographers: a comparison’.