Transactions is the annual publication of the Johnson Society. It includes reports on lectures and events (such as the commemoration of Johnson’s birthday) and articles on a wide range of topics relating to Johnson and his age, as well as book reviews and Society news.



The Society always appreciates feedback on Transactions, ideas for future articles and contributions; these should be sent to the editor (John Winterton) at

Contributors are asked to follow the Transactions style sheet, which may be viewed (and printed off) here.


Past Editions

The Society is digitising past editions of Transactions. Editions currently available can be accessed here; more will be added as the project progresses.



Abstracts of recent past editions of Transactions are listed here. Copies can be obtained by emailing the Society at Please note that a small charge to cover the cost of postage will be made.