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 19 January 2020

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

Sunday 16 February 2020

Dr Phil Jones: ‘Johnson, Accounting, Numbers and Life Writing’


Annual Lecture

Monday 2 March 2020

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

Emily Ireson (Fashion & Social Historian – The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust):

‘Fashions and Fancy – Clothing the 18th Century Lady – From Excesses of Fabric, to the Bare Minimum’



Wednesday 18 March 2020 

At the Wade Street Church, Lichfield, at 7.30pm.

Philip Modiano: ‘The Reverend J.L. Petit (1801–68): Artist and Leading Opponent of the Gothic Revival’



Outings for 2020 will be announced as soon as possible.

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


Johnson Birthday Weekend

18–20 September 2020

The President Elect, Posy Simmonds  – cartoonist, writer and illustrator – will be installed at the Johnson Supper on Saturday 19 September.


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