Meeting on Sat 30th October

The next meeting of the Boswell Society will take place on Saturday, 30th October at 2 pm.

Dane Love has kindly agreed to be the speaker and will be discussing his recent book,
The History of Ochiltree: Village and Parish. Dane is a past president of the Boswell Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He has written many books on Scottish subjects, especially on the history of Ayrshire.

This final meeting of the year is timed around the date of James Boswell’s birth, on 29th October. It is traditionally held in Auchinleck, but this year we are continuing with our virtual meetings, so the event will be conducted via Zoom. A link will be emailed to members in advance.

We hope as many members as possible will be able to attend what promises to be a fascinating talk about this part of Ayrshire. 

Next Meeting Sat 9 Oct

We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard B. Sher will be the speaker at our next virtual meeting on Saturday 9th October at 2pm BST. Professor Sher’s talk is titled “The prop and stay of your life?”: Samuel Johnson, Margaret Boswell, and James Boswell’s Relocation to London’.

Professor Sher has published widely on topics relating to 18th-century Scotland and has recently edited the correspondence between James Boswell and Sir William Forbes, as part of the Yale Boswell editions: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-correspondence-of-james-boswell-and-sir-william-forbes-of-pitsligo.html.

Access will be via Zoom and is free to members of the Society. A link will be emailed to members shortly before the date of the meeting.