The Johnson Society

The main objective of Johnson Society (Lichfield) is to further interest in the life, works and times of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), the famous author and lexicographer, often known as Doctor Johnson or even 'Dictionary Johnson', who was born in Lichfield in 1709.

His Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. He was one of the most influential figures in English letters from 1755 to his death in 1784. He is also often referred to as Doctor Johnson.

The main activities of the Johnson Society focus around the Johnson Birthday Celebrations in September.

The society also organises lectures, visits and other activities. These are all recorded in the Transactions which are published each year in the February.

Most members of the society live in the UK but we also have members in Australia, Japan, Germany, USA and Canada.

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