BMS 56

Saturday 21 October 2017

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



Ayelet C. Langer (Haifa), ‘Milton’s Aristotelian Motion’;

Warren Chernaik (KCL), ‘Evil dayes: Milton, the Muse, and “fit audience”’.


Mandy Green (Durham), ‘“A Long Day’s Dying”: Adam after the Fall’;

John Holmes (Birmingham), ‘Epic Poetry and the Origins of Evolutionary Theory: From Paradise Lost to The Descent of Man’.

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)