PAST EVENTS – Symposium 2018

Eventbrite banner edit‘Making Connections: Burney, Johnson, Thrale & Walpole’ 

Monday 2 July 2018 at Dr Johnson’s House, Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE

This was a Burney Society UK Event, to which all Burney & Johnson Society members were welcome. Tickets were  £25, plus £1.71 booking fee, to include refreshments, lunch and wine reception.


10.30 Registration, coffee.
10.50 Welcome and introduction: Miriam Al Jamil
11.00 Keynote: Peter Sabor, ‘From Johnson’s Fanny and Queeney to Mme d’Arblay and Lady Keith: The Arc of a Sixty-year Friendship’.
12.00 Sophie Coulombeau: ‘Life is a Magic Lanthorn: The Lives of Hester Thrale Piozzi’.
12.30 Cassie Ulph: ‘After Mrs. Thrale. Hester Piozzi in Later life’.
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Lorna Clark: ‘All the dear Burneys, Little and Great’.
2.30 Gillian Skinner: ‘Burney, Walpole and the Tragedy of Incest’.
3.00 Break
3.30  Kate Chisholm: ‘Why Dr Johnson can be bad for you’.
4.00 Some current Burney research.  Miriam al Jamil: ‘From a lost house, collection and reputation: a Burney survival’; and Roger Massie, ‘Burney and Beethoven’. (This time-slot may be subject to revision)
4.30 Break
4.40 Celine Luppo McDaid, curator of Dr Johnson’s House: Summary
4.50 Reception.  Thanks and Round table discussion
5.30 Close

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