Dinner with Joseph Johnson
You are cordially invited to a virtual dinner with Daisy Hay and (the spirit of) Joseph Johnson, radical publisher of Ms Wollstonecraft, Mr Fuseli, Mr Godwin, Mr Paine and one Mr Wm Blake. The dinner will take place on Wednesday 7th September, on Zoom, commencing at 8 PM (UK time). All are welcome, but if you wish to eat please provide your own veal and boiled vegetables.
Ms Hay will expound learnedly on Joseph Johnson and the circle of radicals, writers, scientists, poets and artists who dined weekly with him at his home in St Paul’s Churchyard in the late 18th century.
A conversation will follow between Ms Hay and Mr Riordan of the Blake Society, chewing over particularly delicious morsels from Ms Hay’s nourishing book, Dinner with Joseph Johnson.
Sweet delicacies will be served in the form of apposite questions to Ms Hay invited from the audience.
Our chair Mx Heath will see us on our way with some choice vegan words.
All are welcome, RSVP below
(Please notify us of any conversational allergies)
Daisy Hay is an award-winning biographer whose previous work includes Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives and Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance. She began her writing career as a doctoral student and then a Bye-Fellow at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge before moving to Oxford where she held the Alistair Horne Fellowship at St Antony’s College and a Visiting Scholarship at the Oxford Centre for Life Writing at Wolfson College. She has also held a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard. In 2016 she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust and in 2018 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is currently Associate Professor in English Literature and Life Writing at the University of Exeter and lives in Devon with her famil