Written by Ian Keese
Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:52
The Johnson Society of Australia Inc
Saturday 30 July 2016
11:00 am—4:00 pm (Registration from 10:30 am)
The English Speaking Union
146 Toorak Rd West South Yarra
$30 members and $35 non-members
Includes tea, coffee and lunch. Drinks available at Bar prices
The Obelisk and the Asterisk by Professor Kate Burridge
This will explore the way certain ‘less acceptable’ words were classified in some of the dictionaries that preceded Samuel Johnson’s masterpiece.
‘Milking the Bull’ – Samuel Johnson, David Hume and Religious belief by Ian Keese
This will look at aspects of Johnson’s sometimes troubled relationship with religious belief.
These will include Professor Tim Entwisle, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria talking about he discovered Samuel Johnson and the influence Johnson has had on him and the lexicographer Nick Hudson engaging participants in an exploration of what Johnson know about grammar.
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