Annual Supper: September 22 2018
Our Annual Supper will be presided over by Henry Hitchings, our new President. Henry is an author and journalist who has written extensively about language and cultural history and writes for the Evening Standard, the Financial Times, the Guardian and The Wall Street Journal. He has written extensively on Johnson and his latest book is entitled The World in 38 Chapters, or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life. Henry is an erudite and witty speaker and will elegantly grace the Supper. The Supper is priced £42 pp and is a sumptuous candle-lit affair held in the splendour of the Guildhall in Lichfield from 7pm. It is open to all members of the public, not just members of the Johnson Society. It is a great annual occasion attended by civic dignitaries and all will be made to welcome.
Winter Lectures 2018-19
All Winter Lectures start at 2.30pm and are held at Martin’s Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield.
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
Professor Robert DeMaria: Subject TBA
Admission £3-50: Refreshments available!
2019 Outings: We will publish details of our 2019 outings in the next 6 months.