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The 2019 SNLS AGM (3 pm) and Annual Lecture (5 pm) will take on Friday 15 November 2019 in the Upper Vestry Hall of St George's Church Bloomsbury (6–7 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HR), which will allow us to explore the early modern book production and organisation of the Baroque period. Tea and coffee will be available during a break between the AGM and the Annual Lecture (open to non-members).

As usual, the Annual Lecture will be followed by dinner at a local restaurant (on a self-paying basis); everyone is welcome to join the speaker and committee members for dinner at Spaghetti House Sicilian Avenue (20 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1A 2QD). The pre-booked menu (at £16.95 per person) offers a selection of pizzas, pasta dishes and salad (meat and vegetarian) plus dessert.

At lunchtime, before the AGM, there will be a book display and drop-in discussion, organised by some of the committee members, at UCL Special Collections as part of the Being Human Festival (UCL, South Junction Reading Room, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT). This event will showcase Latin books on early modern science from the Baroque period. Although it is aimed at the general public, SNLS members are welcome to come along and look at some of the treasures from UCL Special Collections (and maybe offer their expertise to other visitors).

All parts of the day are open to everyone. To attend some or all of the day’s events, please register by 11 November 2019.


12.00–2.00 pm: Being Human Festival Event: ‘Baroque Science: Early Modern Discoveries’ (UCL Special Collections)

3.00–4.15 pm: Annual General Meeting 2019 (St George’s Church Bloomsbury)

4.15–4.30 pm: Award of SNLS Ann Moss Early Career Essay Prize 2019

4.30–5.00 pm: Tea / coffee break

5.00–6.30 pm: SNLS Annual Lecture 2019

Dr David McOmish (University): ‘Reconstructing the Library of a Neo-Latinist: Adam King’s Scientific and Classical Books’ [Abstract]

7.00 pm: Dinner (Spaghetti House Sicilian Avenue)


Thu 17 Oct 2019, 21:52 | Tags: AGM, Being Human Festival, University Glasgow