The Boswell Society website has now moved to a new address at We also have a Twitter account @boswell_society. We look forward to welcoming current and prospective members to our new sites.

The Boswell Society website is currently being updated and will appear in a refreshed version soon. Please continue to check here for information. The new web editor is Dr Susan Rennie, who can be contacted at Our sincere thanks to the former editor, Dr John Stone, for his invaluable work in maintaining the website […]


On Thursday 2nd March 2017 at Lichfield Dr Fred Nicholls will be the speaker.

On Wednesday October 26th 2016 at Auchinleck House at 5 pm Dr Susan Rennie will speak on Boswell’s Dictionary. The image included in this post is taken from Dr Rennie’s WordPress site,

On Saturday October 15th 2016 at the American Museum, Bath, Michael Bundock will speak on Francis Barber. Mr  Bundock’s The Fortunes of Francis Barber was published by Yale University Press in 2015.

On Saturday May 14th Alexander and Jane Boswell welcomed us to their beautiful home.  Dr Cecil Courtney spoke on Zelide, James Boswell’s Dutch friend.  They have kindly agreed for us to have the May Meeting biannually from 2018.

On March 2nd we were privileged to hear Dr. N Ashton speak at Lichfield.  At the AGM it was suggested, discussed and agreed that the accounts in future should run to September 30th. The next AGM will be at Bath in October 2016 and then alternating with Auchinleck in October 2017.

On Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 12 noon, David and Joan Boswell welcomed  society members to Auchinleck House.  Mark McLean from Newhailes near Edinburgh made the Presidential Address entitled “The Friendship between Lord Hailes and James Boswell.”  

On Saturday 17 October 2015 at 12 noon we met again at the American Museum in Bath.  Eric Christen kindly agreed to speak on ‘James Boswell’s visit to Voltaire’  The AGM  took place at 11.30 am preceding the lunch.  

At this year’s well attended annual Auchinleck House meeting on the 5th of November, the speaker was Dane Love, the Auchinleck local historian, who presented a well-researched study of Boswell family heraldry. Chairman David and Joan were as usual our gracious hosts.