Tue, Nov 12 | The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends who Shaped an Age

An OUS DC & Royal Oak Foundation Lecture
Registration is Closed
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends who Shaped an Age

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The Lyceum: Alexandria's History Museum, 201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

About the Event

Professor Leo Dambrosch (Trinity, Cambridge) will speak on “The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends who Shaped an Age.” In 1763, painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to the great biographer Samuel Johnson a group of friends meet weekly at the Turk’s Head Tavern in London to dine, drink and talk until midnight. Professor Dambrosch will transport the audience to a world of brilliant conversations and arguments among some of the greatest minds of the age, including Edmund Burke and Adam Smith.