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HOS Pembroke Lecture Night: Reconstructing Philadelphia

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The Black Labrador

4100 Montrose Boulevard

Houston, TX 77006

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You are warmly invited to a special event welcoming Professor Nicholas Cole and Strategic Development Director, Andrew Seton of Pembroke College to Houston!

Dr. Nicholas Cole (Univ), Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College will present a talk on "Re-constructing Philadelphia: New Approaches to America’s Founding Process".

"It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice.” — Alexander Hamilton

This talk will examine the historical problems that are still presented by the Records of the Constitutional Convention, 200 years after they were first published. It will be the first preview in the USA of the software platform being developed at Pembroke College that will open up new possibilities for research in to constitutional and legal history, by presenting readers with a much more detailed and dynamic reconstruction of the process by which the Constitution of the United States and (subsequently) State Level Constitutions and landmark pieces of legislation have been negotiated. We hope that this will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the Founding period and America’s greatest contribution to the global history of government — the idea of a negotiated, written, constitution.

Nicholas Cole is a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College Oxford, specializing in the history of political thought and American Constitutional History. He read Ancient and Modern History at University College, Oxford, where he also completed an M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History and a D.Phil on the use of the Classics by Thomas Jefferson’s generation of politicians. He has held visiting Fellowships at the International Center for Jefferson Studies, where he worked on the role of the Supreme Court in the Early Republic, and a Junior Research Fellow at St Peter’s College, where he worked ideas of Executive Power in ante-bellum America, and has held various teaching positions within the University.

We shall share a meal with set menu at the Black Labrador on Montrose. Tickets including the meal but exclusive of drinks are priced at $33.

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  • Black Bean Soup or Garden Salad
  • Chicken Labrador or Vegetarian Platter
  • Chocolate Brownies and ice cream

We hope that many Pembrokians can join us as well as new and 'seasoned' memebers of the Houston Oxford Society.


Sincerely,

Terry Slesinksi-Wykowski (Pembroke 1982)
Co-Chair, Houston Oxford Society

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