Please note that the first lecture of the Johnson Society winter lectures programme on 21 November 2020 will take place online via Zoom. Instructions for the use of Zoom can be found here. Our intention is to hold subsequent lectures, in person, at the venues specified below; if this does not prove possible, we will announce that those lectures will be conducted by Zoom.
Sunday, 21 November 2020 (Zoom lecture), 2.30pm (London time)
Dr Tom Devlin: ‘Eighteenth-century Spoken Language and Regional Accents’
The following Winter Lectures will start at 2.30pm and will be held at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane, Lichfield WS13 8AY. Admission £3.50 (including tea and cakes).
Sunday, 17 January 2021
Dr Nigel Aston: ‘Gray and Johnson’
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Paul Myles: ‘Thomas Paine’
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
At the Methodist Church, Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, at 7.30pm. Admission free – donations welcomed.
Kate Chisholm and Michael Bundock: ‘A “Neutral Being Between the Sexes”: Debating Johnson’s Feminism’
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
At the Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LU, at 7.30pm.
Philip Modiano: ‘The Reverend J. L Petit (1801–68): Artist and Leading Opponent of the Gothic Revival’
Johnson Birthday Weekend
Friday, 17 – Monday, 20 September 2021
The President Elect, Posy Simmonds – cartoonist, writer and illustrator – will be installed at the Johnson Supper on Saturday, 18 September
A list of recent events may be found here, while images and videos of past events may be viewed in the Events Gallery.