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October 2015 – April 2016

10 October

1.00 pm Committee Meeting
2.30 pm Alexander Pope – The Little Nightingale
Colin Pinney
Chair: Celine Luppo McDaid

21 November

Of Monkeys and Men: Monboddo and Johnson
Philip Jones (Chairman, Johnson Society of Lichfield)
Chair: Christopher Ogden

12 December

12 noon. The Annual Commemoration at Westminster Abbey, by
courtesy of the Dean and Chapter. A wreath will be laid on
Johnson’s grave by Revd Canon Peter Holliday.

12.45 for 1.00 pm at St Ermin’s Hotel: the Society’s annual
luncheon (see separate booking form).

3.00 pm The Richard Thrale Memorial Lecture:
Johnson's Lichfield and Shakespeare's Stratford
Revd Canon Peter Holliday (Lichfield Cathedral)
Chair: Dr Ilse Vickers

9 January

Samuel Johnson and Religion
Professor William Gibson (Oxford Brookes University)
Chair: Michael Bundock

13 February

12.30 pm: Committee Meeting
2.30 pm: The Debtor's World in Johnson's London
Professor Jerry White (Birkbeck, University of London)
Chair: Christine Rees

12 March

1.30 pm Annual General Meeting
2.30 pm: Black People in London in the mid Eighteenth

Dr Kathleen Chater
Chair: Miriam Al Jamil

9 April

‘Pleased to Renew Our Old Acquaintance’: James Boswell
and Francis Barber

Michael Bundock
Chair: Dr Ilse Vickers

VENUE. All meetings (except in December) will be held at Wesley’s
Chapel, 49 City Road, London, EC1, and commence at 2.30 pm. Nearest
underground stations are Moorgate and Old Street (Exit 4). There is car
parking in side streets.

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