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.