2011, Lichfield, Samuel Johnson

Hosted by the Johnson Society (Lichfield), in Lichfield

This year, the event was hosted by the Johnson Society and began on the Saturday morning in the spectacular Guildhall in the centre of Lichfield. We were able to welcome our new President, Jenny Uglow, to her first ALS AGM,  the Mayor officially opened proceedings, and the Chairman of the Johnson Society gave a very interesting talk on the history of the Guild Hall. Lunch was followed by more talks and then free time in the city (or a guided walk to look at Larkin connections with Lichfield. The Saturday evening dinner was well attended, with people bringing lots of readings – and Jenny giving a talk on the importance of bringing societies together.

On Sunday, there was a guided tour of the Birthplace museum, followed by a talk on Anna Seward at the Bishop’s Palace. The weekend was wound up with cream teas in Chapters.