The Thomas Paine Society in the UK announces Paine Symposium

The Thomas Paine Society of the UK

June 11 at the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1.

Symposium Programme

9.30: Welcome and Introduction to the Symposium by the Society’s Chairman Bill Speck: “Tom Paine and the State“.

10.00: Professor Jonathan Clark, University of Kansas: “Interpreting Thomas Paine“.

11.00: Professor Steve Poole, University of the West of England: “Paine, Thelwall and the Spenceans: History as burden?”

12.00:Annual General Meeting of the Thomas Paine Society followed by a screening of The Case of the Officers of Excise, a film by Mick Hawksworth

2.00 – 2.30: Introduction to the afternoon session by the Society’s Treasurer, Paul Myles: The Case of the Officers of Excise.

2.30 – 3.30: Professor Alasdair Smith, University of Sussex: “Tax revenue, good government and the Wealth of Nations“.

3.30 – 4.30: Professor Richard Whatmore, University of St Andrews: “Thomas Paine and the failures of states“.

The symposium is free to members of the Thomas Paine Society UK. Non-members £15 – Please send cheques payable to the Thomas Paine Society UK to the Treasurer, Paul Myles, at 13 Hill Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1DB.