Winter Lectures 17-18
Open to members and non-members
Sunday 19 November 2017
Dr Annette Rubery: Peg Woffington and the Garrick Link
Sunday 21 January 2018
Andrew Baker: Thomas Anson, Traveller, MP & Architect who developed Shugborough Hall
Sunday 18 February 2018
Professor William Gibson: Samuel Johnson and Religion
All Winter Lectures start at 2.30pm and are held at Martin’s Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield.
Admission £3-50: Refreshments available!
Annual Lecture: March 2 2018
Professor Lynda Mugglestone: Johnson, Boswell & Spoken Language
Venue: Methodist Church Lichfield 7.30pm (entry is free)
AGM: March 21 2018
At the Guildhall, 7.30pm:
Colin Greatorex: ‘A Dictionary of Pubs, Brewing and Drink’
Outings for 2017
During the past six months or so we put on the following visits, which were greatly enjoyed by all the participants
Visit to the Garrick Club London: Monday 27th February 2017
A terrific escorted visit to see the exclusive world-famous London Club, associated with the theatrical profession. Splendid guided viewing of the many famous paintings of actors, including David Garrick, from the 18th Century to the present day.
Saturday 3rd June 2017
Excursion by coach to the Hay Festival, Hay on Wye
In one of the most beautiful settings in the country the Hay Festival is a top attraction on the festival circuit. The theme was be “Imagine the World – Shakespeare and Cervantes”. With its many bookshops and the festival itself, this was a great day out. Highlights included hearing Ian Rankin the crime novelist speak about his work and Steve Jones (the geneticist) and Jim Al-Khalili speak about their short books on Evolution and Quantum Mechanics for the new Ladybird series.
Saturday 8th July
The wedding of Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth Porter
We were cordially invited to ….. the Charles Stuart Society , an historical re-enactment group of the Jacobite Cause which re-enacted the wedding in St Werbergh’s Church, Derby, at 12:00. In the afternoon we visited Derby Museum & Art Gallery. A highly diverted day.
2018 Programme: We will publish our 2018 programme in the next 6 months.