Geoff Brand, a zoologist turned bookseller and literary connoisseur, has been co-opted to the committee of the JSA.
Geoff, who holds a Doctorate in Zoology, specializing in marine biology, had been a university lecturer and a Victorian State Government scientists before he took a quantum leap to become a bookseller in Queenscliffe in 1990.
There, one of his customers, Bryan Reid told him about the Johnson Society, and his interest was reinforced by his friendship with our new president, Barrie Sheppard, who has a holiday home in nearby Point Lonsdale.
Geoff joined the JSA in 1995 and the following year, delivered the first of his four papers to the Annual Seminar. All but three of these have been inspired by his interest in 18th Century science.