Winter Lectures 2018-19


All Winter Lectures start at 2.30pm and are held at Martin’s Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield, WS13 8AY. Admission £3-50. Refreshments available.

Sunday 18 November 2018

Dr Nick Seager: ‘Defoe in Scotland: Propaganda, Espionage, and Union’

Sunday 20 January 2019

Dr Peter Collinge: ‘Aristocratic Women and the Buxton spa experience, 1780-1790’

Sunday 17 February 2019

Dr Malcom Dick: ‘Joseph Priestley’


At the Methodist Church, Lichfield, at 7.30pm:

March 2 2019 Annual Lecture

A great honour to present one of the greatest Johnson scholars in the world:

Professor Robert DeMaria Jr., Henry MacCracken Professor of English, Vassar College & General Editor of the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson:

‘Was Johnson innumerate?’

Admission free – donations welcomed.


At the Guildhall, Lichfield, at 7.30pm:

March 20 AGM

Dr Annette Rubery: ‘Lichfield: Past and Present”

2019 Outings: We will publish details of our 2019 outings in the next 6 months.


Other events


At Stowe Pool boathouse, Lichfield, 11 am – 3 pm:

Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 March

‘Willow Words’

An installation showcasing poetry and prose inspired by Johnson’s Willow, written by visitors to Johnson’s Birthplace over the summer of 2018.

Admission free.


At Stowe Pool boathouse, Lichfield, 12 noon – 12.45 pm:

Saturday 9 March

‘Lichfield Poets – Readings on the Water’

Poetry readings inspired by Johnson’s Willow and the natural world.

Admission free.