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Johnson & Boswell’s Tour of Scotland: 250th anniversary

28 September 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell’s iconic tour of Scotland in this evening of performance and discussion.

Experience the Edinburgh Makars Dramatic Society‘s reading of Noble Prospects, a new play recounting Johnson and Boswell’s journey, encounters and experiences of Scotland in 1773, largely based on their own words.

Then hear from a panel of experts in Scottish history and literature who will reflect on the context, consequences and significance of the Tour over the last 250 years.

Organised in collaboration with the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen, join in with this exciting exploration of and reflection on this legendary journey.


28 September 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Royal Society of Edinburgh
22-26 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PQ United Kingdom
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0131 240 5000

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