We are very pleased to announce that Dr Patty O’Boyle will give the fifth Annual Thelwall Lecture on 6 August 2016 on the subject of “Celebrity, Scandal and Reform: John Thelwall and the Beautiful Boyles.” The lecture will be held at the Wordsworth Trust Jerwood Centre in Grasmere and is free to the public. For more information, please view our event page.
"A sort of Socratic spirit will necessarily grow up, wherever large bodies of men assemble. Each brings, as it were, into the common bank his mite of information, and putting it to a sort of circulating usance, each contributor has the advantage of a large interest, without any diminution of capital." (John Thelwall, The Rights of Nature, 1796)