2022 Lecture Programme  

15 January (Hotel Intercontinental New York Barclay, 111 East 48th Street, New York NY 10017-1297, 4pm): John Kraljevich, We Owe Allegiance To No Crown: The War of 1812 in American and British medals.   POSTPONED Synopsis


25 January (RPS): Liam Fitzgerald, Prize medals and the popularisation of agricultural improvement in 18th and 19th century Britain and the Empire. Synopsis


22 February (RPS): Dr Richard Kelleher, Currencies of Conflict and Dissent in Britain; 1800-2020. Synopsis


22 March (RPS): Dr Barrie Cook, Currency during the Great Debasement: the evidence from hoards.  Synopsis


26 April (RPS): Dr Joe Bispham, Revisiting the Prestwich Hoard on the 50th anniversary of its discovery, 1972-2022. Synopsis


24 May (Swedenborg, 6.15 pm): Dr Patricia Fara,  Life after Gravity: Isaac Newton at the Royal MintSynopsis

Followed by the Spring Reception.


28 June (RPS):  Chris Barker, In defence of the sovereign: mass production and counterfeiting in the 1950s and 1960s. Synopsis


27 September (RPS): Dr Philippa Walton, Ritual or Rubbish? The coins from the river Tees at Piercebridge in context.  Synopsis


25 October (The Travellers Club):

The Howard Linecar Memorial Lecture.

Professor Bob Harris, Gambling and Dreaming of Wealth in Eighteenth-Century Britain.   Synopsis  

Please note a formal dress code applies for the Travellers Club.


22 November (Swedenborg, 6.15 pm):

Anniversary Meeting and Presidential Address.

Dr Elina Screen, Britain and the sea in the first millennium, 1: Coinage at the edge of the Mediterranean.  Synopsis

Followed by the Anniversary Reception.



Unless otherwise stated meetings are held at the Royal Philatelic Society, 15 Abchurch Lane, London, EC4N 7BW


The Swedenborg Society is at 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London


Meetings commence at 6 pm unless stated. Members unable to join the meetings in person will be able to join the lectures held at the RPS online by Zoom. The availability if similar facilities for other venues will be advised ahead of the meetings.