Dr Williams’s Library Conference, 21 May 2016

Readers may be interested in the following one-day conference to mark the tercentenary of Dr Williams’s Trust:

Dissent and Philanthropy

Saturday 21 May 2016

Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AR

10.00 Arrival, registration, coffee

10.25 Welcome David Wykes, Director of Dr Williams’s Trust and Library

10.30-11.30 Hugh Cunningham (University of Kent), ‘John Howard and the birth of philanthropy in Britain’

11.30-12.15 David Wykes (Dr Williams’s Library), ‘Daniel Williams, a remarkable benefactor’

12.15-1.00 Sandwich lunch and coffee

1.00-1.50 Grayson Ditchfield (University of Kent), ‘Rational Philanthropy: Unitarian responses to poverty, c.1770-c.1820’

2.00- 2.50 Elizabeth Gow (The John Rylands Library), ‘Enriqueta Rylands, founder of the John Rylands Library: Private devotion and public piety’

3.00-3.50 Clyde Binfield (University of Sheffield), ‘The patronage of nineteenth-century Congregational Church building: The Example of Joshua Wilson’

3.50-4.30 Tea

Attendance is free but registration is essential as numbers are limited

For further details, please email conference@dwlib.co.uk

Dr Williams’s Library: 020 73873727


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