This section provides information about events organised by the Georgian Papers Programme as well as events in which the Programme is represented or is associated with. If you have any events you would like us to share, please contact us.

May 2022

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

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 […]

June 2022

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. To be shown on BBC 2.

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:

May 2022

GPP Coffee Break - Natalee Garrett on Queen Charlotte: Family, Duty, Scandal

12/05/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on May 12, 2022, at 3:00 pm GST (10:00 am ET) for a presentation by Georgian Papers Programme fellow Natalee Garrett (University of St. Andrews) titled “Queen Charlotte: Family, Duty, Scandal.” Dr. Garrett is working on a biography of Queen Charlotte which aims to place her in a wider context of queenship in […]

April 2022

Royal Attitudes to the Atlantic Slave Trade and Abolition in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

28/04/2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A lecture to the Bath branch of the Historical Association, drawing on Professor Suzanne Schwarz’s work as GPP fellow. How to book: Booking unnecessary Price: Free to HA members. Visitors £3. Tel: 01225 812945 Email: Website:

March 2022

GPP Coffee Break - Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

04/03/2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A presentation by award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell titled “‘High Heads’: Hair, Politics, and Power at the Georgian Court.” In the late Georgian period, elaborate headdresses—constructed at great expense over periods of hours—played a critical role in court etiquette and female self-expression as well as fashion. My research examines the life and […]

January 2022

GPP Coffee Break - John McCurdy

21/01/2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On January 21, 2022, at 3:30 pm GST (10:30 am EST) a presentation by John McCurdy (Eastern Michigan University) as he outlines the connections between manhood and military service in Georgian Britain and colonial America in a talk titled “Martial Manhood in the Anglo Atlantic.” McCurdy states, “We know that warfare is critical to constructions […]

May 2021

Exploring the Essays in the Georgian Papers with Jenny Buckley

18/05/2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This event will begin at 4:30 pm (16:30) London time, 11:30 am New York time. REGISTER HERE The Georgian Papers Programme (GPP) will run two public workshops in April and May 2021. The workshops will highlight the work of two researchers who joined the programme as part of the White Rose College of Arts and […]


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