The Clarendon Lecture series is run across the University.
Recent Clarendon Lecturers in English include:
Professor Brian Cummings, Professor of English, University of Sussex, on 'Bibliophobia' (October/November 2012)
Professor Terry Castle, Walter A Haas Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University, on 'Rococophilia' (November 2011)
Professor Quentin Skinner, Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London on 'Shakespeare and Rhetorical Invention' (February 2011).
Professor James Simpson, Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, Harvard University on 'The Iniquity of the Fathers: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition' (May 2009).
Professor Michael Wood, University of Princeton on 'Yeats and Violence' (February 2008).
David Wallace (2007).
Helen Vendler (2004).
Marina Warner (2001).
Mary Jacobus (1997).
Nguigi we Thiong'O (1996).
Seamus Deane (1995).
Jacqueline Rose (1994).
Stanley Fish (1993).
Henry Louise Gates (1992).
Margaret Atwood (1991).
Christopher Ricks (1990).
Elaine Showalter (1989).
Stephen Greenblatt (1988).
Frank Kermode (1987).