JSA 2022 Program

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 Sir 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.