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Past Speakers

2018 AGM

John Dee and Prospero: Dee as a model for literary characters

Malcolm Hebron, author of Prospero: a Renaissance Magus.

2017 AGM

John Dee and the Polish Connection

Nicholas Dakin, author of John Dee of Mortlake

2016 AGM

The ordeal of Thomas Digges, John Dee’s most famous student

Professor Glyn Parry, University of Roehampton

2015 AGM

Curating John Dee: researching and preparing the John Dee exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians

Katie Birkwood – Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian, Royal College of Physicians

2014 AGM

The Dawn of Science: John Dee and the Copernican Revolution

Lynn Picknett, author

2013 AGM

John Dee’s influence on the discovery of the Northwest Passage

Dr Margaret Small, Lecturer in Europe and the wider world, University of Birmingham

2012 AGM

In the labyrinth: John Dee in Manchester

Dr Michael Powell, Chetham’s Librarian, Manchester

June 2011

The Arch-conjuror of England: John Dee

Professor Glyn Parry, Lecturer, University of Wellington, New Zealand

2011 AGM

The Lord of the Smoking Mirror: magical objects associated with John Dee

Dr Silke Ackermann, British Museum

2010 AGM

Dee and the alchemists

Jennifer Rampling, Wellcome Research Fellow, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge


The Queen’s conjuror: the life and magic of Dr Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth

Benjamin Woolley, author