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Johnson Society of London

Programme October 2020 – April 2021

3 October, 4:00 pm (over Zoom)

Johnson: accounting for the self

Dr Philip Jones (Chairman, Johnson Society (Lichfield))

21 November, 4:00 pm (over Zoom)

Samuel Johnson on the value of commerce: economics and morality in the context of empire and the slave trade.

Professor Frans De Bruyn (University of Ottawa)

12 December

12 noon. The Annual Commemoration at Westminster Abbey, by courtesy of the Dean and Chapter. Details to be advised.

9 January 2021, 4:00 pm (over Zoom)

Topham Beauclerk (1739-1780), Dr Johnson’s aristocratic friend

Dr David Noy

13 February, 4:00 pm (over Zoom)

Johnson and the Essay

Professor Philip Smallwood

13 March, 4:00 pm (over Zoom)

Spectating and rambling, uncommercially and idly, all the year round’: Johnson, Dickens and periodical journalism

Dr Tony Williams (Past President, Dickens Fellowship)

20 March, 4:00 (over Zoom)

Annual General Meeting

10 April, 4:00 pm (over Zoom)

The legacy of James Boswell’s travel writing

Dr Julian Griffin (Head of English, Leicester Grammar School)

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