Category Past Events: 2014

5 November 2014: Dane Love spoke at Auchinleck House

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.

11 October 2014: David Clapham spoke at Bath

As has become the custom, the Bath Meeting of the Society took place at the American Museum near Bath on the 11th of October. It was a glorious autumn day when the speaker, David Clapham of Glasgow and his wife were welcomed. The title of David’s talk was ‘Claphams’s Presumptuous Task’. The lunch was preceded […]

8 May 2014: Gordon Turnbull, on Boswell, in London

Dr Gordon Turnbull, general editor of the Yale Boswell Editions, spoke to the Yale Club of London on the 8th of May, 2014, at 6.30 p.m.

May 9th-11th 2014: Boswell Book Festival

Auchinleck House, Ayrshire, KA18 2LR \\ Special ticket discount to Members! Boswell Book Festival extended a warm invitation to all members of the Boswell Society to come to Auchinleck House for the 4th Edition of this renowned literary event.  Legendary actress Fenella Fielding opened the Festival in spectacular fashion followed by a plethora of the UK’s […]

March 2nd 2014: Marie-Jeanne Colombani spoke at Lichfield

Dr Marie-Jeanne Colombani from Paris spoke to the Society at 12 noon on March 2nd 2014. Dr Colombani,  who is Corsican by birth, has a great interest in James’ visit to General Pasquale de Paoli in 1765. The Annual Meeting preceded Dr Colombani’s remarks at 11:30 a.m.

May 14th 2014: David Boswell spoke at North Crawley, Buckinghamshire

Alexander Boswell, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, invited us to his home at North Crawley (near Newport Pagnell) on Wednesday May 14th, 2014 at 12 noon for lunch; David Boswell was the speaker. Thomas David Boswell (1748-1826), the Biographer’s younger brother, lived at Crawley Grange.