Quote of the month: July 2021  

I asked him once concerning the conversation powers of a gentleman with whom I was myself unacquainted. “He talked to me at club one day,” replies our Doctor, “concerning Catiline’s conspiracy, so I withdrew my attention, and thought about Tom Thumb.”

Hester Lynch Piozzi: Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson LL.D

The 2021 Program

The following is a brief summary of our 2021 Program so far. If you are interested in attending any event and want more details please use our Contact Page.

Saturday March 6 Repeat tour of the Herbarium and Botanic Gardens.

Sunday May 16 Guided tour of Art Gallery with focus on work of Joseph Wright of Derby 2;15 for 2;30 start

Saturday July 24 Annual Seminar with papers on Joshua Reynolds, Handel, Eighteenth Century Prints, Eighteenth Century Childrens’ books and rare books.

Saturday September 18 Annual Fleeman Lecture: Susannah Fullerton on “Dr Johnson and the Women of Scotland”