Johnson Birthday Weekend

14–16 September 2019

The President Elect, Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will be installed at the Johnson Supper on Saturday, 14 September. Click here to download and print off the application form for tickets for the Supper, which all (not just Johnson Society members and their guests) are welcome to attend. A full listing of Birthday Weekend events can be found here.


Winter Lectures 2019–20

All Winter Lectures start at 2.30pm and are held at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield WS13 8AY. Admission £3.50 (including tea and cakes).

Sunday 17 November 2019

Dr Tom Devlin: ‘18th Century Spoken Language and Regional Accents’

Sunday 19 January 2020

Professor Jonathan Reinartz: ‘Hospital Institutions and Medical Practice in the 18th Century’

Sunday 16 February 2020

Phil Jones: ‘Johnson, Accounting and Commerce’


Annual Lecture

Monday 2 March 2020

At the Methodist Church, Lichfield, at 7.30pm. Admission free – donations welcomed.

Emily Ireson (House Steward – Town Houses, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)

‘18th Century Ladies’ Attire – From excesses of fabric, to the scantily clad’



Wednesday 18 March 2020 

Venue to be confirmed, at 7.30pm.

Speaker and subject TBA.



Further outings will be announced as soon as possible.

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


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