The Johnson Society of Australia

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2017 Fleeman Lecture

2017 Fleeman Lecture The 2017 Fleeman Lecture will be held on Saturday 11 November, beginning at 3:00 pm following the AGM. This year's distinguished lecturer is Professor Karen Green from…

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Exciting New Publication

We are pleased to advise that Professor Kate Burridge's Fleeman Lecture, 'Magnificence of Promises': Samuel Johnson and advertising has now been published. This is a fascinating exploration of the early…

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2016 Fleeman Lecture

Professor Emeritus John Carroll on Dr Johnson and the Great Anglo Tradition 5:00 pm, Saturday 15th October Tonic House, 386 Flinders Lane Melbourne John Carroll’s work focuses on culture, and…

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JSA 2016 Seminar

The Johnson Society of Australia IncAnnual SeminarSaturday 30 July 201611:00 am—4:00 pm  (Registration from 10:30 am) The English Speaking Union146 Toorak Rd West  South Yarra$30 members and $35 non-members Includes tea,…

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Entertaining program for JSA Annual Seminar

The JSA’s 2015 Seminar will be held at The English Speaking Union, 146 Toorak Road West, South Yarra, on Saturday July 4, 2015 with an  entertaining day of Johnsonian and eighteenth century enjoyment.

Registration is at 10.30 and the fee for the seminar, including lunch and teas, is $30 for members and $35 for guests.

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Our Patron does us proud
Dr Gordon Turnbull with Michelle Levine and John Byrne outside Tonic House

Our Patron does us proud

The audience for the 21st David Fleeman Memorial Lecture on October 24 at Tonic House, Melbourne, were treated to a masterly performance by our Patron, Dr Gordon Turnbull .

His lecture, “Keeping Boswell in Good Repair” gave us ample evidence of the prodigious talent which has taken him from a journalist and student in Australia to custodian of the great Boswell archives at Yale.

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