Henry Hitchings at Dr Johnson's House

The subjects that preoccupied Johnson are enduring ones: the power of the imagination, the importance of self-knowledge, ambition, human fallibility, the nature of pleasure and boredom, family life and marriage, friendship, the dangers of obsession, what it means to be a writer and a reader, how to lead a meaningful existence. A lot of his judgements have had remarkable staying power and can seem startlingly modern. Join author Henry Hitchings for an entertaining tour of some of his ideas and opinions, considering what we can learn from them, and how they can help us negotiate life’s challenges. Henry is the author of six books, including two on Dr Johnson. His latest is The World in 38 Chapters, or Dr Johnson’s Guide to Life/ Tickets: £10 (includes a complimentary glass of wine) Thursday 28 June - 7pm (Doors open at 6.30pm)