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Benjamin Franklin House

36 Craven Street
London
London
WC2N 5NF
0207 839 2006
http://info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org
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Upcoming Lectures and Events

2017 Robert H. Smith Lecture: American Democracy in Focus in association with the Eccles Centre for

6 Jul 17

Franklin’s Singing Bowls: An Evening with the Glass Armonica

13 Jul 17

Benjamin Franklin and the Opticians

13 Sep 17

The Lighting Rod: Invention and Contention

28 Sep 17

Museums at Night - Craven Street Bones

28 Oct 17

Benjamin Franklin in London: From British Royalist to American Revolutionary

16 Nov 17

Previous Lectures and Events

Benjamin Franklin, Time and the Clockwork of the American Constitution

1 Jun 17

Franklin and Polly Hewson: A Second Daughter

12 Apr 17

Coffeehouse & Canvas: Franklin’s and Charles Willson Peale’s Botanical Turn

14 Mar 17

Benjamin Franklin: The Founding Father of Open Source?

23 Feb 17

Annual Symposium in association with the Eccles Centre: 30 Years of Bloomsbury

21 Nov 16

Put your stamp on it: Ben Franklin and a dreaded Act, 250 years on

16 Nov 16

Museums at Night - Craven Street Bones

29 Oct 16

The Kite and Key

26 Sep 16

2016 UK Robert H. Smith Lecture: The Intimate History of Democracy and Money in America

24 May 16

Benjamin Franklin in London

28 Apr 16

Annual Fulbright Lecture: Of Faith and Works

4 Apr 16

American Isolationism as Seen from the Most Local of Places

8 Feb 16

Craven Street Bones

30 Oct 15

Annual Symposium in association with the Eccles Centre: New York and London ­ Cities in Crisis

28 Sep 15

The Kite and Key

9 Sep 15

Robert H. Smith Lecture in association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies: Magna Carta and

1 Jun 15

Put your stamp on it: Ben Franklin and a dreaded Act, 250 years on

20 May 15

Franklin the Abolitionist

11 May 15

Private Spheres: Gendered Spaces in the Eighteenth Century House

20 Apr 15

Annual Fulbright Lecture: Professor William Hodapp on Benjamin Franklin, Liberal Learning, and the F

30 Mar 15

Annual Symposium in association with the Eccles Centre: Alan Rusbridger

8 Sep 14

Robert H. Smith Lecture in association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies: 'America & Brita

29 May 14

Museums at Night – The Retirement of a Georgian Prodigy and Lady Organist

15 May 14

Franklin and the Dissenters

7 Oct 13

Franklin and Climate Change

15 Jul 13

Franklin and Medicine

3 Jun 13

Wise Up America! A Friendly Word from a Foreigner

10 May 13

Lecture: The Thatched House Petition

24 Apr 13

Lecture by Wendy Moore: How to Create the Perfect Wife

3 Apr 13

CANCELLED: Lady Reid Lecture – Franklin and the Bankers

22 Oct 12

CANCELLED: Lady Reid Lecture – Franklin and the Bankers

22 Oct 12

US Presidential Debate in association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies

19 Oct 12

Annual Symposium in association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies

24 Sep 12

Poor Richard’s Lament Book Reading

10 Sep 12

Lady Reid Lecture – Franklin and Joseph Priestly

23 Jul 12

The American Enlightenment from Franklin to the Reverend Martin Luther King

18 Jun 12

Robert H. Smith Annual Lecture in American Democracy in association with the Eccles Centre for Ameri

21 May 12

The Strange Life- and Even Stranger After Life - of the Reverend Dr William Dodd

30 Apr 12

Lady Reid Lecture - Franklin: From Printer to Author

3 Oct 11

Annual Symposium: Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf

19 Sep 11

Lady Reid Lecture - Franklin: From Printer to Author

22 Jun 11

Lady Reid Lecture - Franklin: From Printer to Author

18 Apr 11

Thomas Paine in Lewes and London 1768-1774

28 Feb 11

Lady Reid Lecture Franklin: Writer and Printer

8 Dec 10

Lady Reid Lecture-Franklin and Interiors

29 Sep 10

Annual Symposium in association with the Eccles Centre and Professor Brian Cox

20 Sep 10

Lady Reid Lecture- Franklin and 18th Century Music

8 Jul 10

Franklin and Iroquois Nation

28 Jun 10

Caleb Whitefoord 1734-1810- The Man who made Peace with North America

17 May 10

The City Museum and the Museum City

29 Apr 10

Franklin and his Craven Street Gazette

22 Mar 10

Franklin in Portraiture

10 Mar 10

Franklin, his sister Jane and friend Polly

22 Feb 10

Poor Richard's Almanack and how Franklin Perfected the Genre

25 Jan 10

Children’s Christmas Event

5 Dec 09

Spies and Scandal in the 1700s: Franklin and Espionage

3 Dec 09

Franklin and Climate change

3 Dec 09

Franklin the Spy

3 Dec 09

Thanksgiving evening

25 Nov 09

"A Caution to the Unwary:" Quacks in 18th Century London

16 Nov 09

The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

22 Sep 09

Herbs, Horticulture and Health: Franklin and Botany

14 Sep 09

Benjamin Franklin House Symposium in Association with the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the

9 Sep 09

Clubs & Coffee-Houses: Franklin and his London Friends

3 Jun 09

An Enlightenment Friendship: Franklin and Polly Hewson

18 May 09

How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match

20 Apr 09

Benjamin Franklin and the Great Wall of China

9 Apr 09

Shaping America: Franklin and the Constitution

25 Mar 09

The Lightning Conductor: Benjamin Franklin

16 Mar 09

Gin and Vice in Georgian England: Decadence and Enlightenment

26 Jan 09

Benjamin Franklin and Espionage

4 Dec 08

William Hewson and the Craven Street Bones

27 Oct 08

Surgeons’ Lives

20 Oct 08

“A Day Without Dissection is a Day Wasted”

13 Oct 08

Liverpool Gentleman, Manchester Man

12 Oct 07

A fresh perspective on the Continental Navy's John Paul Jones

27 Sep 07

Nobel Laureate to Feature at 2007 Benjamin Franklin House Symposium with the Eccles Centre for Ameri

7 Aug 07

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