Friday 6 July 2012


This year's Frolic weekend takes place in Bloomsbury between 31 August and 2 September. Members who have already booked will receive details of the weekend at the beginning of August. There are still places available but do let Ann Williams know as soon as possible if you wish to come. A booking form was enclosed with the Spring Newsletter.
During the Frolic we shall be visiting the Foundling Museum; its Picture Gallery includes Hogarth's 1740 portrait of Captain Coram, surely one of the greatest of English portraits. On the Sunday morning members may visit other attractions in the area such as the Enlightenment Room in the British Museum; originally the King's Library , it now contains eighteenth century collections, commemorating the spirit of eclectic enquiry associated with the founding of the Museum in 1753.
All members are welcome to the AGM whether or not they are attending the rest of the Frolic. It will start at about 8.30pm on Friday 31 August at the Goodenough Club and College, 23 Mecklenburgh Square. The nearest underground station is Russell Square.


SUMMER 2012 JOURNAL (Vol. XLV No. 2)


William Carey - Some memoir of the Late Samuel Woodforde RA
Jennifer Soan - British Diarists of the 18th & 19th Centuries: No. XXXII - Randall Burroughes
Rectory Record
Michael Platt - Nuneham Bells
Katharine Solomon - A Woodforde Family Collection
The Bunting Collection
Letter to the Editor
The late Dr Hedley Boardman - Smallpox, Variolation & Vaccination
Martin Brayne - An Opinion of Harry Peckham