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Afternoon tea with Dr Johnson and friends

This week marks the 300th birthday of the famous journalist, writer, and mutterer of notable sayings, not to mention, lexicographer, Dr Samuel Johnson – or at least it would were he still alive, which in which case he would be

The History of the Oxford English Dictionary

I recently popped along to the Gresham College in Holborn for one of their free lunchtime lectures, and I learnt two things. Firstly, that they have an overflow basement for when the main hall is full – and that the