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New website

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.

Website development

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 […]

15 October 2016: Michael Bundock to speak at Bath

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.

14 May 2016: Dr Cecil Courtney spoke at North Crawley

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.

2 March 2016: Dr N Ashton spoke at Lichfield

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.