Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes, OBE, FRSL, FBA is a British author and academic best known for his biographical studies of major figures of British and French Romanticism.

'Biography: The Past has a Great Future' by Richard Holmes | 2008 HRC Seymour Lecture in Biography

November 2008, no. 306 01 November 2008
'Biography: The Past has a Great Future' by Richard Holmes | 2008 HRC Seymour Lecture in Biography
Just before I flew to Australia to deliver this year’s HRC Seymour Lecture in Biography, I heard an ABC broadcast on the BBC World Service. The Australian commentator was talking about the centenary of the birth of Donald Bradman, the ‘great Don’ with his famous Test batting average of 99.94 runs. He said that Bradman was a peculiarly Australian role model because he was a sporting hero and ... (read more)