Quote of the month: May 2022 

No summons mock’d by chill delay,

No petty gain disdain’d by pride,

The modest wants of ev’ry day

The toil of ev’ry day supplied.

On the death of Dr. Robert Levet (1782)

JSA 2022 Program

We hope to be able to implement a full program for 2022. Below is an outline of dates for you to set aside. If you are not a current member use the Contact Page to be put on the mailing list.

National Gallery of Victoria; guided tour

Sunday May 15th: 2:15 for a 2:30 start.

Examples of the works of Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) from the NGV Collection. Wright was a contemporary of Samuel Johnson and Sie Joshua Reynolds.

Saturday 25 June Kathleen Syme Centre. 10:00 am

Annual Full Day Seminar

1st Duchess of Northumberland’s connections with Johnson, Boswell, and Melbourne: Dr Louise Voll Box

Sir Joshua Reynolds: life – artist, theoretician, businessman: Barrie Sheppard

Children’s Books in the late 18th Cent.: Merete Smith

‘G.F. Handel: Horticultural Supplier of Rare Plants’: Dennis Dorwick

Annual Fleeman Lecture

Saturday August 27th: Kathleen Syme Centre 2:00 pm

Susannah Fullerton, the renowned presenter on literature in general and Jane Austen in particular, will be addressing the topic: “A clean shirt for the Ladies”; Dr Johnson and the women of Scotland” based on the tour of Scotland by Johnson and Boswell.

Saturday December 3rd: Annual Christmas Function

An afternoon of Christmas entertainments at the historic Athenaeum.