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