This is just to inform you that the title of Esther van Raamsdonk’s paper for this Saturday’s BMS has changed from:

‘Milton, Marvell and Anglo-Dutch Relations in the early 1650s’


‘The Influence of the Anglo-Dutch Wars on Milton’s Life and Work’

Otherwise, the programme remains as previously advertised:

Venue: In the Birmingham and Midland Institute. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


Esther van Raamsdonk (Exeter): ‘The Influence of the Anglo-Dutch Wars on Milton’s Life and Work’

Philippa Earle (Exeter): ‘True Fictions of Cosmology in Kepler and Milton’


Sarah Knight (Leicester): ‘The prosody of a verse among the rudiments of grammar? Milton and Ideas about Metre at Early Modern Cambridge’

Cedric Brown (Reading): ‘Milton’s Discriminatory Greek Test’

The Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for ‘the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,’ and continues to pursue these aims. The BMI is located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations:

Birmingham and Midland Institute

Margaret Street

Birmingham B3 3BS

Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library:

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either:

Professor Sarah Knight (, or Dr Hugh Adlington (

Hugh Adlington and Sarah M. Knight (Co-convenors)