The New Year is Nigh – New Activities for 2017

As we prepare to say farewell (and good riddance) to the annus horribilis that 2016 has been (and still has weeks to go), it’s time to look forward to the promise of 2017 with some Birkbeck Early Modern Society forthcoming events.

13 January: visit to Beyond Caravaggio, National Gallery, 6.30 pm
Please buy your own ticket and met us in the foyer of the Sainsbury Wing from 6.15.
Let me Laura Jacobs know if you are attending.
27 January, 6.30 pm, venue tbc, Dr Jackie Watson, Birkbeck Alumna,  ‘An Innsman goes to the Playhouse’.

The Barry Coward Memorial Lecture, 24 February, 6.30 pm, venue tbc  J.D. Davies, ‘Putting the Sea Back into Charles II: Pepys, the Stuarts, and the Missing Link of Restoration history’. He is both historian and novelist:

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Here’s hoping for a 2017 that we can look back and call an annus mirabilis… in the meantime, Happy Holidays!

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