In view of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the business of the Society’s 2020 AGM was conducted by means of correspondence. All five motions submitted for voting were carried.


The Johnson Society Annual Outing 2020 – Important

In view of the ongoing Coronavirus situation, we regret that the outing to Bath which had been planned for Friday, 1 May 2020 has been cancelled.


The Transactions content lists show the places we have visited in previous years.


Johnson Birthday Weekend

18–20 September 2020

The restrictions necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic have made it impossible to hold the Johnson Birthday Supper for 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday, 19 September. Consequently the President Elect, Posy Simmonds  – cartoonist, writer and illustrator – will now be installed at the Birthday Supper on Saturday, 18 September 2021. Dr Rowan Williams has agreed to remain as President until that date.

Social distancing requirements will also mean that the civic celebration scheduled to be held in the Market Square, Lichfield at 12 noon on Saturday, 19 September will not go ahead. An alternative wreath laying will be arranged with a token number of representatives and no bystanders. This is a shame, but inevitable under the circumstances.


A list of recent events may be found here, while images and videos of past events may be viewed in the Events Gallery.