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|Lecture:||The Extraordinary Story of Dr Samuel Johnson with Tim Morrey|
|Start Date:||19th January 2018|
|Under 18s:||£25.00 What's included?|
A crossword setter for The Times, Sunday Times and The Week and author of two leading books on crosswords, Tim Moorey is well-known at Dillington for his popular workshops. He will take you through the often troubled life and times of Dr Samuel Johnson, the compiler of the first authentic English dictionary in an amazingly short time and with numerous obstacles surmounted. The talk will be illuminated with examples of the often humorous definitions themselves. In addition, Tim will tell the heart-warming story of Samuel’s Jamaican ‘slave’, some of it only recently brought to light. Under-appreciated in his own country, Samuel Johnson’s story is by turn, successful, amusing, triumphant and tragic and you may well be left wondering why this English hero is not better known and appreciated.
Ticket price includes three course lunch with coffee (served at 1.00pm) followed by a one hour lecture at 2.00pm
Please note lunch will be served on shared tables and seats in the lecture room are non-reservable.
Tim Moorey has 20 years' experience of tutoring adults. He sets puzzles as Owzat and Mephisto for The Sunday Times, The Week, MoneyWeek, The Sunday Telegraph and The Times (Listener). He is a Consultant for Chambers Dictionaries and is the Cluru (Agony Uncle) for the Crossword Club.
You can find out more about Tim Moorey at http://www.timmoorey.info
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