Dr Johnson's Birthday Supper
Foxlowe: An Evening With Eleanor Wasserberg
Tuesday 27 September, 6 - 8pm
Dr Johnson's House is delighted to host an evening with Eleanor Wasserberg, author of 'Foxlowe', a chilling, compulsive debut about group mentality, superstition and betrayal – and a utopian commune gone badly wrong.
The evening includes a Q&A session with the author, a special reading of extracts from the work, and the opportunity to explore Dr Johnson's House with a complimentary glass of wine.
FREE admission, booking required via Eventbrite
'Mesmerising, gripping and beautifully written. It completely sweeps you up from beginning to end. I loved it.' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat
'Will lure you in- then cut to the kill’ The Guardian
Sex, Scandal and Life Writing:
Dr Johnson, America's 'Yelps for Liberty' and the Indian Origins of US Foreign Policy
Thursday 3 November, 7pm (doors open at 6.15pm)
Jonathan King, Von Hűgel Research Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, will talk about Johnson's attitude to America, slavery and Native Americans, and how the need to pay for the American revolution shaped the Treaty system with Indian Nations.
Tickets: £10 (includes a complimentary glass of wine)
Jonathan King is a museum anthropologist interested in the history of ideas and institutions, and in collecting. His recent publications include collaborative edited volumes about Turquoise (2012), Extreme Collecting (2012), Woodlands Art (2006) and Arctic Clothing (2005); Blood and Land: Ways of Seeing Native North America will be published in August 2016. While at the British Museum (1975-2012) he worked on the collections created by the Museum's founder, Sir Hans Sloane.
Follow in Johnson's footsteps and explore the courts and alleys off Fleet Street with an experienced City Guide.
Groups may also book walks at alternative times. For any enquiries please contact us.
Dr Johnson's Fleet Street - Discover Johnson's life and work in and around Fleet Street and his acquaintances in the area.
£5/£4 concessions. No booking required. Meet outside Dr Johnson's House.
This is a joint venture between Dr Johnson's House and the City Guides.
Most events sell out and tickets must be bought in advance. Card payments are processed by PayPal. We regret that we are unable to take card payments over the phone.
Customers wishing to pay by cheque should send a cheque payable to 'Dr Johnson's House Trust Ltd' to Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE. Please include your contact details. We will let you know when your cheque arrives.
Please note the House contains unavoidable steps. For more information about access, please visit our Facilities page.