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August 2022

Then I play'd upon a Harpsichord: a Musical Evening with Queen Charlotte

20/08/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An immersive experience Join Ensemble Hesperi for a musical evening celebrating Queen Charlotte of England, wife of George III, and her deep love of music. Arrive at our unique Georgian venue, Six, Fitzroy Square, and settle in for an informal evening of the sort Queen Charlotte loved to organise for her family and friends. While […]

September 2022

Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822

01/09/2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Identity, Imagination and George IV in Edinburgh, 1822 public lecture, 1 september 2022 Sir David Wilkie (1785-1841), The Honours of Scotland Being Shown to George IV, 1822, watercolour and pencil on paper, National Galleries of Scotland. George IV’s visit to Edinburgh in August 1822 has received a remarkably consistent interpretation by historians. It […]

Norfolk Club: The Madness of George III Revisited. A talk by Arthur Burns

08/09/2022 @ 11:30 am

A talk to the History Group at the Norfolk Club. Members only

Beckenham and Bromley Branch of the Historical Association: 'The "Madness" of George III Revisited

15/09/2022 @ 7:45 pm

A talk by Professor Arthur Burns. The talk will be delivered on zoom. Members of the Central London branch of the HA will be able to attend on zoom. Entry to meetings is free for HA members and £2 for visitors.  

February 2023

Athenaeum Club Library Lunchtime Talk: The 'Madness' of George III Revisited

08/02/2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

A talk by Professor Arthur Burns. Club members only

 

Past Events:

June 2022

Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Madness of George III

17/06/2022 - 18/06/2022 @ 11:05 pm - 12:05 am

Repeat showing of the BBC documentary, eaturing GPP Academic Director Arthur Burns and Sir Simon Wessely, and drawing on much research conducted by the project. Arthur Burns was historical advisor. Also available on BBC player to stream from 1 June. To be shown on BBC 2.

Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Madness of George III

14/06/2022 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The UK showing of the BBC documentary, then to be on I-Player, featuring GPP Academic Director Arthur Burns and Sir Simon Wessely, and drawing on much research conducted by the project. Arthur Burns was historical advisor. Also available on BBC player to stream from 1 June. To be shown on BBC 2.

May 2022

Eight Songs for a Mad King by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

27/05/2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A rare performance of Maxwell Davies’s landmark work of 1969, paired with Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire. Professor Arthur Burns will introduce the performance by talking about the piece’s genesis, its relationship to other representations of George III’s illness, and how it relates to current understanding of his affliction. For tickets see https://www.kclsu.org/ents/event/11123/ .  

GPP Coffee Break: Mary Jannet Leith Then I play’d upon the Harpsichord’: Music in the Private Lives of George III and Queen Charlotte

24/05/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Georgian Papers Programme scholar Angel-Luke O’Donnell for an online version of the popular GPP Coffee Break series at King’s College London. Join us on May 24, 2022, at 3:00 pm GST (10:00 am ET) for a presentation by Georgian Papers Programme Fellow Mary-Jannet Leith (University of Southampton) titled “‘Then I play’d upon the Harpsichord’: Music […]

The Madness of George III: Lucy Worsley Investigates

22/05/2022 @ 12:00 am

Screened on PBS in the US. This documentary which draws on the work of the Georgian Papers Programme also features Arthur Burns and Sir Simon Wessely from the Programme team discussing aspects of George’s illness with Lucy Worsley, as well as many documents digitized by the Programme. Time to be announced

 

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