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Samuel Pepys was a hugely able man – administrator of the Royal English navy, Governor of Christ’s Hospital, Member of Parliament and a friend of many of the great men of his day. But he is most famous for being one of the world’s great diarists.

Join Susannah Fullerton at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts for a fascinating talk on Pepys and his love of learning. Susannah will discuss Pepys’ extraordinary library, now housed at Magdalen College, Cambridge, his passion for buying books, his contribution to the arts and sciences of his day, and his part in the burgeoning Enlightenment. She will also tell the incredible story of his Diary, and how it finally came to be published.

When: Monday 4 September 2017, 6:00pm- 7:30pm
Where: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Mitchell Theatre, L3/280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $15 SMSA and Royal Society of NSW Members, $20 General – Book here 
Contact: or 02 9262 7300
Hosted by Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, in partnership with The Royal Society of NSW.

Image: Samuel Pepys, courtesy Sydney Mechanics School of Arts & the Royal Society of NSW